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Charles Henry Hart autograph collection

Creator:
Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918  Search this
Names:
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock, 1851-1912  Search this
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1846-1916  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Copley, John Singleton, 1738-1815  Search this
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919  Search this
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916  Search this
James McNeill Whistler, 1834-1903  Search this
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Peale, Raphaelle, 1774-1825  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Peale, Rubens, 1784-1865  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay, 1799-1885  Search this
Smillie, James David, 1833-1909  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852  Search this
Vedder, Elihu, 1836-1923  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910  Search this
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820  Search this
Extent:
1.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1731-1918
Summary:
The Charles Henry Hart autograph collection dates from 1731-1917 and measures 1.7 linear feet comprised of 226 letters, portrait prints, and other documents signed by American artists.
Scope and Contents:
The Charles Henry Hart autograph collection dates from 1731-1917 and measures 1.7 linear feet comprised of 226 letters, portrait prints, and other documents signed by American artists.

Originally titled by Hart as "The History of Art in America as Told in a Remarkable Collection of Autograph Letters and Documents of Celebrated American Artists of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Century," the collection includes letters and other items signed by Thomas Anshutz, John J. Audubon, William Merritt Chase, Frederic Edwin Church, John Singleton Copley, Kenyon Cox, Thomas Eakins, Jervis McEntee, Samuel F.B. Morse, Charles Willson Peale, Raphaelle Peale, Rembrandt Peale, Rubens Peale, Titian Peale, James Daivd Smillie, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully, Abbott Handerson Thayer, John Vanderlyn, Elihu Vedder, John Quincy Adams Ward, Benjamin West, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, and many others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 1 series.

Series 1: Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1917 (226 items; Box 1-5)
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Henry Hart (1847-1918) was a historian, lawyer, writer, and director, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1882-1904. Widely, he published on the subject of 18th and 19th century portraiture in the United States.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the personal papers of Charles Henry Hart, dating from 1774-1930, bulk 1888-1918.
Provenance:
The Charles Henry Hart autograph collection was donated to the Archives of American Art in 1954 as an anonymous gift. It is assumed that Hart assembled the letters. Original collation was two letterbooks entitled "The History of Art in America as Tolk in a Remarkable Collection of Autograph Letters and Documents of Celebrated American Artists of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Century."
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Charles Henry Hart autograph collection is owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Autographs -- Collections  Search this
Artists -- United States -- Portraits  Search this
Autographs -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Artists -- United States -- Autographs  Search this
Citation:
Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hartchar
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Charles Henry Hart autograph collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hartchar

Edward H. Dwight Papers

Creator:
Dwight, Edward H., 1919-1981  Search this
Names:
American Museum of Natural History  Search this
Cincinnati Historical Society  Search this
Louisiana State Museum  Search this
Mohammed Center for Restricted Communications  Search this
National Audubon Society  Search this
R. Havell & Son  Search this
Peale family  Search this
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851  Search this
Audubon, Maria R. (Maria Rebecca), 1843-1925  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford, 1809-1860  Search this
Bachman, John  Search this
Bakewell, Benjamin  Search this
Bell, John G.  Search this
Coffin, Annie R.  Search this
Corwine, Aaron H.  Search this
Duncanson, Robert S., 1821-1872  Search this
Fries, Waldemar H., 1889-  Search this
Gifford, George Edmund  Search this
Held, John, 1947-  Search this
Laning, Paul F.  Search this
Lichtner, Ruth  Search this
Lichtner, Schomer, 1905-2006  Search this
Martin, Maria  Search this
McDermott, John Francis, 1902-  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Peale, James, 1749-1831  Search this
Peale, James, 1789-1876  Search this
Peale, Raphaelle, 1774-1825  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Tyler, Morris F.  Search this
Extent:
18.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Typescripts
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Date:
1821-2001
bulk 1950-1979
Summary:
The papers of Cincinnati art historian, museum director, and Audubon and Peale scholar, Edward H. Dwight (1919-1981), measure 18.6 linear feet and date from 1821-2001, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950-1979. Dwight's papers include biographical material, writings by Dwight, and research files on John James Audubon, Raphaelle Peale, and others, documenting Dwight's extensive contribution to the study of American painting, particularly naturalist, portrait, and still-life painting.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Cincinnati art historian, museum director, and Audubon and Peale scholar, Edward H. Dwight (1919-1981), measure 18.6 linear feet and date from 1821-2001, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950-1979. Dwight's papers include biographical material, writings by Dwight, and research files on John James Audubon, Raphaelle Peale, and others, documenting Dwight's extensive contribution to the study of American painting, particularly naturalist, portrait, and still life painting.

Dwight's biographical material includes two address books, a calendar, a small amount of personal correspondence including letters and postcards from Schomer and Ruth Lichtner, and printed material documenting his work as a museum curator and director.

Writings and notes include correspondence about Dwight's writings, drafts and typescripts of articles on Audubon and other artists, and lecture notes.

The bulk of the collection comprises Dwight's research material on Audubon and includes correspondence related to his research with scholars, collectors, publications, museums, and libraries, including: the American Museum of Natural History, the Audubon Society, the Cincinnati Historical Society, the Louisiana State Museum, Annie R. coffin, Waldemar H. Fries, John Francis McDermott, and the collections of G. Edmund Gifford, Jr., Paul F. Laning, and Morris Tyler.

Copies of Audubon's correspondence, including letters from Audubon's father-in-law, Benjamin Bakewell, son Victor G. Audubon, and grandchildren, form a substantial portion of Dwight's research files. Notes and card files reflecting Dwight's research by categories such as life event, activity, geographical area, and subject of study, further illuminate his research and provide cross references to the Audubon letters and other material.

Data compiled and supplemented with reproductions of Audubon's artwork forms another substantial portion of Dwight's research, and provides detailed information about individual Audubon works and works attributed to him.

Dwight's subject files on Audubon house collated research on individuals, subjects, and events that intersected with Audubon's life and work, as well as Audubon research from other sources and scholars. They include copies of documents, such as the journal of Audubon collaborator John G Bell, and a scrapbook of granddaughter, Maria Audubon; documents relating to Audubon collaborators such as John Bachman and Maria Martin; material related to collections of Audubon's work; and information concerning editions of his prints, such as the Havell Edition, engraved and hand-colored by the firm of Robert Havell Sr. and Jr. in the 1830s.

Printed material used by Dwight in his research includes original American newspapers, from states including New England, New York, and Pennsylvania, dating from 1821 to the 1870s, which include articles on Audubon, as well as later magazines, journals, catalogs, and news clippings on Audubon. A small number of photographs, slide transparencies, and negatives of Audubon's artwork can be found at the end of the series.

Dwight's research material on Raphaelle Peale, Charles Willson Peale, Rembrandt Peale, James Peale, and other Peale family members, includes correspondence requesting and responding to requests for information; material collated by subject on Peale collectors, family history, miniatures, portraits, silhouettes, still lifes, and other subjects; and photographs of artwork.

Other research files document Dwight's interest in other artists such as Aaron H. Corwine, Robert S. Duncanson, and artists from the Cincinnati area in general. They include catalogs of data compiled on individual works of art, subject files, notes and index card files, printed material, and photographs of artwork. Of special note are eleven issues of John Held, Jr.'s, mail art correspondence sent to Dwight by the Mohammed Center for Restricted Communications.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as five series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1944-1980 (8 folders; Box 1, OV 20)

Series 2: Writings and Notes, 1954-circa 1979 (0.9 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Audubon Research Material, 1821-circa 1979 (13 linear feet; Boxes 1-14, OVs 20-23)

Series 4: Peale Research Material, circa 1930-2001 (1.9 linear feet; Boxes 14-16)

Series 5: Other Research, 1881-1980 (2.7 linear feet; Boxes 16-19)
Biographical / Historical:
Cincinnati art historian and museum director, Edward H. Dwight (1919-1981), conducted extensive research on American painting, in particular the works of John James Audubon, Charles Willson Peale, and Raphaelle Peale. He was also credited with rediscovering the Cincinnati artist, Aaron H. Corwine.

Dwight attended Yale and Cornell Universities, and studied art at the Cincinnati Art Academy and the School of Fine Arts of Washington University, St. Louis. From 1946 he held posts, including curator of American Art, at the Cincinnati Art Museum, until becoming director of the Milwaukee Art Center in 1955. In 1962 he left Milwaukee to direct the Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute Museum of Art, where he remained until the end of his career. He was the author of numerous articles for publications including Antiques, Audubon, Art in America, The Art Gallery, The Art Quarterly, and Canadian Art, and lectured widely on contemporary art, Spanish painting, and American painting.

In 1955 Dwight published the article "Aaron Houghton Corwine: Cincinnati Artist" in Antiques magazine. With this, and the exhibition, Rediscoveries in American Painting (1955), which he launched at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Dwight revived interest in this all but forgotten painter.

Dwight wrote many scholarly articles on Audubon's life and work throughout his career, in addition to writing catalogs for, and curating, exhibitions of Audubon's work. In 1960 he was awarded a $7,500 fellowship from the Ford foundation to pursue a reevaluation of Audubon, and to reexamine some long-held assumptions and exagerrations about Audubon's life and personality. He focused primarily on the artist-naturalist's original drawings and paintings, especially portraits and pictures of birds, animal life, and insects. Dwight was awarded an additional fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1973, to continue his research on Audubon.

Dwight's scholarly interest also extended to Raphaelle Peale and the Peale family of artists. In the 1960s and 1970s he wrote and published several articles about Raphaelle Peale, his father, Charles Willson Peale, and his brothers, Rembrandt and James. Dwight was working on a book about the family, and a catalog raisonné of Raphaelle Peale, when he died.

Dwight was an accomplished photographer and his work was included in at least eight exhibitions from 1951 to 1972, including two one-man exhibitions at Louisiana State University (1952), and Weyhe Gallery (1972).
Provenance:
The Audubon materials were donated to the Archives of American Art by Dwight's widow, Ruth R. White, in 1982-1983. The Peale material was donated in 2002 by the Barra Foundation, Inc., which had received them from Ruth R. Dwight as they relate to the Foundation's mission to support scholarship in cultural history in the Philadelphia area. In 1983, the Barra Foundation loaned the documents to Dr. William H. Gerdts, an art historian, who was to continue Dwight's work on a catalog raisonné of Raphaelle Peale. Dr. Gerdts made limited use of the materials and the Barra Foundation then transferred them to the Archives of American Art in 2002.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information
Rights:
The Edward H. Dwight papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Museum curators -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Artists -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Art historians -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Museum directors -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Topic:
Still-life painting  Search this
Mail art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Painters  Search this
Portrait painting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records
Typescripts
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Citation:
Edward H. Dwight papers, 1821-2001, bulk 1950-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.dwigedwa
See more items in:
Edward H. Dwight Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dwigedwa
Online Media:

Ebenezer Denny

Artist:
Robert R. Young, born mid 19th Century  Search this
Copy after:
James Peale, 1749 - 24 May 1831  Search this
Sitter:
Ebenezer Denny, 1761 - 1822  Search this
Medium:
Oil on wood
Dimensions:
75cm x 62.2cm (29 1/2" x 24 1/2"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1870-1950
Topic:
Ebenezer Denny: Male  Search this
Ebenezer Denny: Politics and Government\Public Official\Mayor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
Website: www.hswp.org/
Website: https://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/
Object number:
PA210035
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4fe584b5c-33ce-418a-806e-bfaaafce833e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_PA210035

James Wilson

Artist:
Philip F. Wharton, 1841 - 1880  Search this
Copy after:
James Peale, 1749 - 24 May 1831  Search this
Sitter:
James Wilson, 14 Sep 1742 - 21 Aug 1798  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
60.5cm x 51cm (23 13/16" x 20 1/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1873?
Topic:
James Wilson: Male  Search this
James Wilson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
James Wilson: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman\Signer of Declaration  Search this
James Wilson: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\US Supreme Court Justice  Search this
James Wilson: Law and Law Enforcement\Jurist  Search this
James Wilson: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Independence National Historical Park
Website: www.nps.gov/inde/
Object number:
13.313
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4b8b6b04f-6348-4fb5-ad97-75b0f9b68fa5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_13.313

Polly Lawton

Artist:
Bradley Brayton Bucklin, 1824 - 1915  Search this
Copy after:
James Peale, 1749 - 24 May 1831  Search this
Sitter:
Polly Lawton, 1761 - 1861?  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
67cm x 54.2cm (26 3/8" x 21 5/16"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1850-1876
Topic:
Polly Lawton: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Redwood Library & Athenaeum
Website: www.redwoodlibrary.com
Website: www.redwood1747.org
Object number:
56 RLA
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm43bcd76bb-ab3b-4d27-9512-2c71f6e9e39b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_56_RLA

Research Files, 1735-1885

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Charles Willson Peale Papers  Search this
Subject:
Miller, Lillian B  Search this
Schaffer, Michael D  Search this
Hart, Sidney  Search this
Peale, Anna Claypoole 1791-1878  Search this
Ward, David C  Search this
Reinhardt, Leslie Kaye  Search this
Peale, Sarah Miriam 1800-1885  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson 1741-1827  Search this
Peale, James 1749-1831  Search this
Peale, Raphaelle 1774-1825  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt 1778-1860  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay 1799-1885  Search this
Physical description:
44.1 linear meters
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1735
1735-1885
Local number:
SIA RU204001
Restrictions & Rights:
(1) Restricted; (2) the records are located at the Peale Family Papers, National Portrait Gallery
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217662

Peale, James

Collection Creator:
James Graham & Sons  Search this
Container:
Box 89, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Artwork Files (Boxes 63-71, 94) and some photographic materials (Box 93 and 101) require written permission to access.
Collection Rights:
The James Graham & Sons records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
James Graham & Sons records, 1815, 1821, circa 1896-2011, bulk 1950s-1980s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
James Graham & Sons records
James Graham & Sons records / Series 10: Photographic Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jamegras-ref2064

Still Life: Fruit in Dish, (painting)

Painter:
Peale, James 1749-1831  Search this
Medium:
Oil on wood
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Walker Galleries
Date:
Early 19th c
Topic:
Still Life--Fruit  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E960025
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_455161

James Wilson (1742-1798), (painting)

Painter:
Wharton, Philip Fishbourne 1841-1880  Search this
Peale, James 1749-1831 (copy after)  Search this
Subject:
Wilson, James  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings-Copy
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Located Independence National Historical Park 313 Walnut Street Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19106 Accession Number: 13.313
Date:
1873
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Political--Statesman  Search this
Occupation--Law--Judge  Search this
Control number:
IAP 46020368
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_56954

Original Portraits of Geo. Washington and Lady Washington, (painting)

Artist:
Peale, James  Search this
Subject:
Washington, George  Search this
Washington, Martha  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1872
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Portrait group--Family--Spouses  Search this
Control number:
AECI 03960001
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_80935

Fruit, (painting)

Artist:
Peale, James  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Still Life--Fruit  Search this
Control number:
AECI 03980012
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_81354

Fruit Piece, (painting)

Artist:
Peale, James Sen.  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Still Life--Fruit  Search this
Control number:
AECI 00860152
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_14550

View of the Water Works at Fairmont, for supplying the City of Philadelphia with water from the River Schuylkill, (painting)

Artist:
Peale, James Jr.  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Cityscape--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia  Search this
Architecture--Industry--Waterwork  Search this
Landscape--Pennsylvania--Fairmount  Search this
Control number:
AECI 00860154
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_14552

Watermelon, (painted in his 76th year), (painting)

Artist:
Peale, James  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Still Life--Fruit--Watermelon  Search this
Control number:
AECI 00900020
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_15597

A Frame of 7 Portraits in Miniature, (painting)

Artist:
Peale, James  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
Miniature
Type:
Paintings
Miniatures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Portrait--Miniature  Search this
Control number:
AECI 00940057
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_16652

Portraits of a Gentleman and Lady, in Miniature, (painting)

Artist:
Peale, James  Search this
Medium:
Miniature
Type:
Paintings
Miniatures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Control number:
AECI 00940058
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_16653

Family, A, small whole lengths, in Oil, (painting)

Artist:
Peale, James  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Figure group--Family  Search this
Control number:
AECI 00940060
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_16654

Fruit, (painting)

Artist:
Peale, James  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Still Life--Fruit  Search this
Control number:
AECI 00940061
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_16655

Fruit Piece, (painting)

Artist:
Peale, James  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Still Life--Fruit  Search this
Control number:
AECI 01040120
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_18001

Burning of the Tea Brig, The, at Windmill point, Annapolis, Maryland, 1774, (painting)

Artist:
Peale, James Sen.  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Disaster--Fire  Search this
Disaster--Shipwreck  Search this
State of Being--Evil--War  Search this
History--United States--Revolution  Search this
Cityscape--Maryland--Annapolis  Search this
Waterscape--Boat  Search this
Control number:
AECI 01450037
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_26720

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