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Unknown The Way It Is

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09640.103.02 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 1960 Pagination: 21.6 x 19 cm.

One brochure entitled, "The Way It Is..." from the University Settlement Summer Appeal. Images on brochures display the city life for children and one of a child being comforted by an adult at the summer camp.

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