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Adze used by Rolfe Bridle

Adze used by Rolfe Bridle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Adzes
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1900
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Gladstone bag with a leather body and handle

Gladstone bag with a leather body and handle

Les Robertson collection
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Luggage
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Nail punch

Nail punch

John Docker collection
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Punches
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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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Dog's leather shoe

Dog's leather shoe

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Animal accessories
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1925
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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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Felt bag containing eight drill bits

Felt bag containing eight drill bits

John Docker collection
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Drill bits
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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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Adjustable taper nose pliers

Adjustable taper nose pliers

John Docker collection
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Pliers
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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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Australia Brighton near Melbourne

Australia Brighton near Melbourne

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Brighton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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Parliament of Tasmania Penal Establishments, Hobart and Launceston Reports for 1886

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Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Reports
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1886
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Wheelwright's bell auger bit

Wheelwright's bell auger bit

Arthur Sayer collection
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Spoke trimmer bits
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Evandale, Tasmania, Australia
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William A. Porter
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1880
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Billy cans and bag

Billy cans and bag

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Billy cans
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1925
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Voting Paper, Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 3 February 1906

Voting Paper, Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 3 February 1906

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Documents
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1906
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Invitation sent to Frank Gibson by the Echuca Picnic Race Club, 12 September 1929

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Tirranna Race Club collection
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Invitations
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1929
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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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Shell pendant

Shell pendant

Ursula McConnel collection
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Pendants
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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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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Book titled 'Wedding Dress 1740-1970' written by Madelaine Ginsburg

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Margot Child collection
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Books
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London, England
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Victoria and Albert Museum
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1740
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Boomerang, made by Joe Timbery Snr (1912-1978), La Perouse, Sydney

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joe Timbery Snr.
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1912
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Album of pressed seaweed specimens collected around Port Phillip Bay, 1859 -1882

Album of pressed seaweed specimens collected around Port Phi...

Port Phillip seaweed album collection
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Botanical specimens
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Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia
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Charles Morrison
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1851
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Bark container

Bark container

Charles Hart collection
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Containers
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1928
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Warden sitting in the main chair in the Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Warden sitting in the main chair in the Campbell Street Pris...

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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Instructional leaflet

Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 3 - Pre-stamped envelopes...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Instructional documents
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Six slice toast rack

Six slice toast rack

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Toast racks
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Sheffield, England
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Walker & Hall
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1927
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Walking out with Angelina

Walking out with Angelina

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Mr Redmond Nolan
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1906
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Brown leather suitcase with 'W.H.E.' (Walter Herbert Eddison) impressed in black in the centre of the lid

Brown leather suitcase with 'W.H.E.' (Walter Herbert Eddison...

Marion Douglas and Pamela Yonge collection
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Suitcases
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Walter H. Eddison
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1913
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Leather dog shoe worn on long bush walking trips in the Blue Mountains by the Dunphy's fox terrier named Dextre

Leather dog shoe worn on long bush walking trips in the Blue...

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Animal accessories
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1925
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Great Bowlers and Fielders, their methods at a glance

Great Bowlers and Fielders, their methods at a glance

Nanette Ward collection
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Books
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London, England
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George W. Beldam
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1906
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Native Encampment

Native Encampment

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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John S. Prout
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1844
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King Billy & Family at Home

King Billy & Family at Home

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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Sydney's Highest Building

Sydney's Highest Building

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Advertising postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1905
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Sawfish club

Sawfish 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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Underwood No 5 Manual Typewriter

Underwood No 5 Manual Typewriter

Else Alsop collection
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Typewriters
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United States of America
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Underwood Typewriter Company
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1919
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Document regarding Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 21 June 1928 to 20 June 1929

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Tirranna Race Club collection
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Financial records
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1928
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Wimbledon Football Club

Wimbledon Football Club

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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England
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1905
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Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the coat-of-arms...

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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Saw-setting tool

Saw-setting tool

Phillip Porta collection
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Saw-setting tools
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Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
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John H. Gillman
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1850
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Film negative - Nell Basedow walking toward house, Yalata station, South Australia, 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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Photographic glass plate holder

Photographic glass plate holder

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Photographic plate holders
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New York, United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1904
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Twenty-one wooden alphabet blocks

Twenty-one wooden alphabet blocks