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U.S. flag


Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06196.118 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Flag Date: [n.d.] Pagination: 2" x 3."

Summary of Content: U.S. flag

People: Hilldring, John H., 1895-1974

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: American Flag

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