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Cast iron frying pan

Cast iron frying pan

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Frying pans
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Bamboo pipe

Bamboo pipe

Papuan Official collection
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Smoking pipes
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Wood gouge with a timber handle

Wood gouge with a timber handle

John Docker collection
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Gouges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Boomerang from Darling River, New South Wales

Boomerang from Darling River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Darling River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Man standing with his hand on the shoulder of a child in full school uniform

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Earthenware character jug depicting Prime Minister Joseph Lyons

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Brendan and Janet Lyons collection
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Character jugs
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John Campbell's Pottery
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1931
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Head ornaments
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history and development'

Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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Roneo Neopost Model 105 Postal Franking Machine No.RNX 3029

Roneo Neopost Model 105 Postal Franking Machine No.RNX 3029

Australia Post Historical collection
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Franking machines
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Richmond, Surrey, England
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Roneo Neopost Ltd
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1969
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Set of nine metal weights

Set of nine metal weights

Australia Post Historical collection
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Weights
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Pair of ladies dyed pink satin tango shoes

Pair of ladies dyed pink satin tango shoes

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dancing shoes
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1920
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Plaster plaque of Truganini

Plaster plaque of Truganini

Edmund Dicks collection
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Plaques
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Tasmania, Australia
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Edmund J. Dicks
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1931
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The opening of a new shop by one of our dealers. Note the flag decorations Kalgan Feb 1915

The opening of a new shop by one of our dealers. Note the fl...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Glass plate negative - two men with cuts of meat hanging from roof of dwelling, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905 or 1911

Glass plate negative - two men with cuts of meat hanging fro...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1905
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Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1920
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Cricket bat presented to Victor Trumper by W. G. Grace in 1899

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Victor Trumper collection
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Cricket bats
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London, England
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Stuart Surridge and Co Ltd
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1889
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Looking down to the little township where we camped on the hunting trip Feb 1920

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
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Spearthrowers
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Robber arrested by one of the patrols on the road between Tunghai and Shilping

Robber arrested by one of the patrols on the road between Tu...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Rabbet plane

Rabbet plane

John Docker collection
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Rabbet planes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Cylindrical timber bead necklace, attributed to Lake Tyers

Cylindrical timber bead necklace, attributed to Lake Tyers

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Necklaces
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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1930
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Boomerang from Abercrombie River, New South Wales

Boomerang from Abercrombie River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Photograph of a view of a town and harbour with hills in the distance

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Birds eye view from the Sim Co. department Stores roof at Canton Nov 1921

Birds eye view from the Sim Co. department Stores roof at Ca...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Geology Of The Country South And East Of The Murray River, With Special Reference To The Subterranean Water Supply In Wells And Bores Along The Pinnaroo And Bordertown Railways

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Mudgee Historical Society collection
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Reports
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Henry Y. Brown
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1910
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Space beneath trap door from gallows, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Aboriginal breastplate for U Robert, King of Big Leather and Big River Tribes

Aboriginal breastplate for U Robert, King of Big Leather and...

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1800
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Hand-operated paper embossing machine used by the Australian Customs Service

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ER Skipper collection
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Embossing machines
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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P J King, General Engraver Die Sinker
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1901
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Boab nut incised with animal motifs from Western Australia

Boab nut incised with animal motifs from Western Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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Nut carvings
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Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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The Opium Smugglers: A True Story of Our Northern Seas

The Opium Smugglers: A True Story of Our Northern Seas

Philip MacFarlane collection
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Books
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ion L. Idriess
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1948
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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Padlocks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1926

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1926

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Scrapbooks
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Saxony, England
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Durrants, London
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1920
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Green glass bottle from Ah Toy's garden, Palmer River

Green glass bottle from Ah Toy's garden, Palmer River

Professor Ian Jack collection no. 1
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Beverage bottles
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Castleford, West Yorkshire, England
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University of Sydney
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1905
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Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spelling

Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spe...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Transfers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Carrying a dead man back to his native town, Kalgan 25.6.1914

Carrying a dead man back to his native town, Kalgan 25.6.191...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Bond of the Don Mortgage Bank at Taganrog for 10,000 roubles at 4 1/2%