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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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White huckaback hand towel with a coloured fancywork design of an English house

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Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Handtowels
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1930
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Film negative - The man has grouped his two wives and children according to blood relationships, north of Mt Davies, Tomkinson Ranges, South Australia, Ullparidja people, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Tomkinson Ranges, , Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1903
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Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Fine toothed hacksaw blade

Fine toothed hacksaw blade

John Docker collection
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Saw blades
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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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MIss Margaret Peden

MIss Margaret Peden

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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Boot hook

Boot hook

Colledge Family collection
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Boot hooks
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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"Dr Moffat" and members of the Arcadian LCC women, 1932-33

Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Photographs
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Arcadian Women's Cricket Club
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1932
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club minutes book, 1881 to 1912

Tirranna Picnic Race Club minutes book, 1881 to 1912

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Minute books
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1881
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Mounted photograph of the fabric section of J.B.Young's department store, Kingston, Canberra around 1928

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J B Young Ltd collection
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Cards
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Bacon and Company
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1923
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Memorial to the baptism of Vincent Burns

Memorial to the baptism of Vincent Burns

Vincent Burns collection
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Documents
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Lieutenant Vincent A. Burns
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1903
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Kelvin Bridge GI Western Road, Glasgow

Kelvin Bridge GI Western Road, Glasgow

Jack Russel Greenham collection
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Photographic postcards
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Kelvin Bridge, Glasgow, Scotland
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E A Schwerdlfeger & Co
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1905
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Red metal pillar box with arched top

Red metal pillar box with arched top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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W Taylor Paragon Foundry Pyrmont
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1912
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Club

Club

Ursula McConnel collection
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Clubs
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Club

Club

Ursula McConnel collection
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Clubs
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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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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A fine action study of Miss R MONAGHAN

A fine action study of Miss R MONAGHAN

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Australia
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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Table fork

Table fork

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Table forks
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Sheffield, England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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Japanese porcelain condiment set, featuring a mustard pot flanked by a salt and pepper shaker, in the form of three kangaroos on a shaped plinth

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Terence Lane collection
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Condiment sets
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1930
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Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 2, 1930

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 2, 1930

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Scrapbooks
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Saxony, England
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Durrants, London
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1930
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Ceremonial shovel used for the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Shovels
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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Baron Thomas Denman
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1912
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Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Leatherworking tools
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1930
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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Colourised photographic postcard of Neutral Bay, NSW

Colourised photographic postcard of Neutral Bay, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles H. Kerry
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1884
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The Lane Cove River from St. Ignatius College Reserve, Sydney, N.S.W

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Lane Cove River, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1909
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Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mathaman Marika
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1910
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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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'Vics team', Mt. Gambier, 1909

'Vics team', Mt. Gambier, 1909

Horse photographs and ephemera collection no. 2
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Silver gelatin prints
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Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia
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1909
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Rectangular brown leather suitcase

Rectangular brown leather suitcase

Colledge Family collection
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Suitcases
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Pokerwork snake

Pokerwork snake

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Matson Line Oceanic Line match book

Matson Line Oceanic Line match book

Terence Lane collection
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Matchboxes
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California, United States of America
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Matson Navigation Company
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1926
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Black velvet horse riding helmet

Black velvet horse riding helmet

Colledge Family collection
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Sports safety helmets
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England
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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TO QUARANTINE LAUNCH AEDES

TO QUARANTINE LAUNCH AEDES

Torrens Island Quarantine Station collection
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Signs
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Torrens Island, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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1930
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Letter - Sworn statement by John Flynn, 16 May 1844

Letter - Sworn statement by John Flynn, 16 May 1844

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Letters
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1844
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Film negative - Family in garden, Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Monotype, Beket Information

Monotype, Beket Information

Les Robertson collection
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Information tables
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Cat 'Doctor', 13 June 1909

Cat 'Doctor', 13 June 1909

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Photographic postcards
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1909
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Pratt Ware oval plaque portrait of Captain James Cook

Pratt Ware oval plaque portrait of Captain James Cook

Pratt Ware Portrait Plaque Captain Cook collectio