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Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19672911000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
111.0
Description
POLAR BELL RIVETED TO LEATHER STRAP. "FLEUR-DE-LIS" AND SECOND FLORAL INSIGNIA ON BACK OF EACH RIVET. 2 BELLS APPEAR MISSING. BUCKLE AT ONE END.16 BELLS CONNECTED TO BELT.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG, 1894. SEE ATTACHED HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19672911000
Acquisition Date
1967-11
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19739367000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
BRASS, LEATHER
No. Pieces
3
Length
216.0
Description
POLAR BELLS, BUCKLE TO FORM CIRCLE. BELT HAS BROKEN INTO 2 PIECES. 10 HOLES IN LEATHER INDICATE MISSING BELLS. LEATHER IS CRACKED. 2 BELLS EXIST SEPARATE FROM BELT. 21 BELLS CONNECTED TO BELT. LEATHER BELT HAS BUCKLE STRAP DOUBLE RIVETED AT OTHER END.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG 1894.
Catalogue Number
P19739367000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
LETHBRIDGE TRANSIT DIAMOND FARE BOX
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
2012
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, BRASS, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20140018000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE TRANSIT DIAMOND FARE BOX
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
2012
Materials
STEEL, BRASS, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
58.5
Length
16
Width
15
Description
CYLINDER WITH STEEL BASE BOLTED TO CLEAR PLASTIC CANISTER, TOPPED WITH ROUNDED ALUMINIUM CAP WITH BEVELED SLOT THAT OPENS INTO PLASTIC CANISTER WITH TWO TOOTHED, METAL, ANGLED FLAPS. BASE HAS TWO IRREGULAR METAL SHAPES EMERGING FROM ONE SIDE, AND A RED, WHITE, AND YELLOW LABEL STUCK TO THE OPPOSITE SIDE THAT READS “CASH FARES – PLEASE OBTAIN A TRANSFER WHEN PAYING FARE… L.A. TRANSIT…”. BASE BOTTOM IS STOPPED WITH BRASS PLUG, STAMPED WITH TEXT READING “DIAMOND MFG. CO. – KANSAS CITY, MO.” AND “47” HANDWRITTEN IN BLACK MARKER. GENERAL WEAR, NICKS IN METAL, CLOUDING OF PLASTIC, SCUFFS AND TEARS ON LABEL, TAPE RESIDUE ALONG BOTTOM EDGE. OVERALL GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
RETAIL TRADE
History
THIS FARE BOX WAS PRODUCED BY DIAMOND MANUFACTURING IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, AND USED IN LETHBRIDGE TRANSIT BUSES BETWEEN 1970 AND 2012. ON APRIL 23, 2015, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN INTERVIEWED DIANE BOULTON, AN EMPLOYEE WITH LETHBRIDGE TRANSIT FROM 1975 TO 2014. BOULTON SAID: “I WAS A BUS DRIVER AND THEN WENT ON TO BECOME PART OF MANAGEMENT… [THIS TYPE OF FARE BOX] WAS IN SERVICE WHEN I STARTED WITH THE DEPARTMENT IN 1975 AND HAD PROBABLY BEEN IN SERVICE FOR MAYBE FIVE TO 10 YEARS [ALREADY]. IT IS CALLED A DIAMOND FARE BOX… IT WOULD BE MOUNTED ON A STANCHION NEXT TO THE DRIVER’S COMPARTMENT… IT’S A STAINLESS STEEL CYLINDER THAT IS OPEN… AND WE WOULD SLIDE A SOLID BRASS CYLINTER UP INSIDE OF IT THAT WAS A LOCKING MECHANISM FOR THE FARE BOX… THERE WAS A LOCKING MECHANISM ON [THE] FLANGE THAT WOULD LOCK IT IN PLACE AND [IT] REQUIRED A TWO-KEY SYSTEM TO GET IN AND OUT OF… AT THE TOP, IT’S AN OPEN CYLINDER, SO SOMEBODY COULD COME IN WITH A HANDFUL OF CASH AND… YOU ARE GOING TO GET MULTIPLE TYPES OF COINS… IT’S REALLY HARD TO COUNT THE PHYSICAL FARE… SO YOU’RE TAKING THE CUSTOMER ON THEIR HONESTY… THE DRIVERS [ALSO] HAD TO PHYSICALLY COUNT WHEN WE WERE DOING PASSENGER COUNTS TO TRY AND GET SOME SORT OF STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE RIDING, WHAT FARE CATEGORIES WERE RIDING… WITH THE ELECTRONIC FARE BOX [ADOPTED BY LETHBRIDGE TRANSIT IN 2012], IT TELLS EXACTLY WHEN IT’S GOT THE ALLOTTED FARE [AND] AT THE SAME TIME IT’S TAKING YOUR FARE, IT’S COUNTING YOU AS A PASSENGER… THE ELECTRONIC FARE BOX GIVES US A HUGE AMOUNT OF DATA, THAT VERY EASILY IT OBTAINED, WHILE THIS ONE WAS MORE ONEROUS… [ANOTHER REASON] THAT WE STARTED TO SWITCH OUT WAS THAT WE STARTED TO GET DIFFICULTY IN GETTING PARTS BECAUSE THE [DIAMOND] FARE BOX ITSELF WAS FAIRLY OLD.” BOULTON CONTINUED: “BECAUSE IT’S WHAT I USED ALL THE TIME [AS A BUS DRIVER] THERE’S SOME NOSTALGIA THERE… THE SIMPLICITY OF IT… AS THINGS CHANGE AND MOVE FORWARD… IT’S KINDA NEAT… I THINK WHEN I FIRST STARTED IT WAS… $0.65 FOR AN ADULT FARE, AND $0.25 OR $0.35 FOR 17 OR UNDER CHILD FARE, AND SENIORS HAD A PASS THAT THEY RODE FREE… THERE WAS THE ODD TIME WHERE PEOPLE WOULD TRY AND FIGURE OUT A WAY TO GET THE CYLINDER OUT OF A BOTTOM OF IT… AND OCCASIONALLY THE CYLINDERS WOULD FALL OUT IF [YOU] WERE IN A HURRY WHEN YOU WERE PUTTING THEM IN AND YOU DIDN’T QUITE GET THE LOCKING MECHANISM SHUT… YOU’D BE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, BOOM! THE CYLINDER WOULD DROP OUT OF THE BOTTOM… WE HAD 50-60 OF THE DIAMOND FARE BOXES [AND] THE ACTUAL COIN CYLINDERS THAT WENT UP INSIDE, WE PROBABLY HAD 120-150 OF THOSE BECAUSE, FOR EVERY [FULL] ONE YOU DROPPED OUT, YOU HAD TO PUT ANOTHER UP AND THEY WOULD GET DROPPED OUT AT NIGHT, SO THEY WOULDN’T GET OPENED UNTIL THE NEXT MORNING [FOR FARES TO BE COUNTED].” ACCORDING TO THE ARTICLE “DIAMOND FAREBOXES ARE FOREVER”, PUBLISHED IN FEBRUARY 2013 ON BUSRIDE.COM, DIAMOND MANUFACTURING HAS PRODUCED ROUND FAREBOXES FOR COIN FARES SINCE 1947. DIAMOND-BRAND FAREBOXES ARE USED BY TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN EVERY AMERICAN STATE, THROUGHOUT CANADA, AND IN MEXICO, VENEZUELA, BERMUDA AND GUAM. THE AVERAGE LIFESPAN OF A DIAMOND FAREBOX IS 30 YEARS, WITH LITTLE MAINTENANCE REQUIRED DUE TO THE SIMPLICITY OF THE DESIGN. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND ONLINE SOURCE MATERIAL.
Catalogue Number
P20140018000
Acquisition Date
2014-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
P19651393000-GA
Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
1922
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, GLASS, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19651392000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
P19651393000-GA
Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
1922
Materials
STEEL, GLASS, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
78.1
Length
17.1
Width
14.6
Description
NAME PLATE ON FRONT: "CANADIAN CLEVELAND FARE BOX MFG'D BY S.F. BOWSER COMPANY LT. TORONTO, ONTARIO. SERIAL NO. 2040". BRASS LOCK & ON IT STAMPED: "THE FOUR WAY LOCK CO. CHICAGO PATS. PENDING CLEVELND FAREBOX CO." BOX HAS GLASS WALLS, STEEL FRAME, BRASS HANDLE. GLASS IS CRACKED ON 1392. SOME CORROSION AND CHEMICAL RESIDUE PRESENT.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
USED IN EARLY STREET CARS.
Catalogue Number
P19651392000
Acquisition Date
1965-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
P19651393000-GA
Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
1922
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19651393000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
P19651393000-GA
Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
1922
Materials
STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
78.1
Length
17.1
Width
14.6
Description
NAME PLATE ON FRONT: "CANADIAN CLEVELAND FARE BOX MFG'D BY S.F. BOWSER COMPANY LT. TORONTO, ONTARIO. SERIAL NO. 2040". BRASS LOCK & ON IT STAMPED: "THE FOUR WAY LOCK CO. CHICAGO PATS. PENDING CLEVELND FAREBOX CO." BOX HAS GLASS WALLS, STEEL FRAME, BRASS HANDLE. GLASS IS CRACKED ON 1392. SOME CORROSION AND CHEMICAL RESIDUE PRESENT.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
USED IN CITY'S EARLY STREETCARS.
Catalogue Number
P19651393000
Acquisition Date
1965-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
STOCKMAN'S
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19705619000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STOCKMAN'S
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
No. Pieces
10
Length
215.6
Width
21.9
Description
DECORATIVE LEATHER DISC ON EACH SIDE OF 12.CM WIDE PART MOUTH BIT WITHOUT ROLLER IN PART. LEATHER IS BROWN, EXCEPT FOR ONE REIGN. THIS BLACK REIGN IS LONGER THAN THE OTHER. IT WAS MOST LIKELY A REPLACEMENT PART. DECORATIVE METAL BUTTONS / STUDS ON VARIOUS PARTS OF THE LEATHER. SEVEN ADJUSTABLE BUCKLES ON THE REIGNS.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
*UPDATE* IN 2019 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ARTIFACTS, INCLUDING A RAZOR DONATED BY C. N. FRASER. RESEARCH USING THE GALT ARCHIVES AND THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARCHIVAL DATABASE FOUND THAT THE DONOR WAS CARL N. FRASER. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON MAY 3, 1991, FRASER WAS BORN IN BARRIE, ONTARIO IN 1906. HE ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1909 WHERE HE RECEIVED HIS EDUCATION. THE OBITUARY STATES, "CARL WAS EMPLOYED WITH THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE UNTIL RETIREMENT IN 1971." HE LOST HIS FIRST WIFE, FREDA MAY "QUEENIE" FRASER (NEE SHORTO), IN 1943. A LETHBRIDGE HERALD NEWS ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON OCTOBER 26, 1943 DESCRIBES THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF HER DEATH. THE COUPLE HAS THREE CHILDREN, ROBERT "BOB" BOYD, NEILSON "NEIL" MCGREGOR, AND MURIEL JEAN GOIAN. FRASER'S SECOND WIFE WAS NAMED SARAH "SADIE" FRASER. CARL N. FRASER PASSED AWAY IN ON MAY 1, 1991 AT THE AGE OF 84 YEARS. INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAMILY WAS LEARNED FROM THE DONOR'S DAUGHTER, MURIEL GOIAN, DURING THE 2012 COLLECTIONS SURVEY OF MILITARY ARTIFACTS. FOR THAT INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672486000. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672476000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES REFERENCED ABOVE AND CLIPPINGS FROM THE ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19705619000
Acquisition Date
1970-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
STOCKMAN'S
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, BRASS, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19738790000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STOCKMAN'S
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER, BRASS, STEEL
No. Pieces
9
Length
209.5
Description
1.9 CM - 5.1 CM. 12.7 WIDE PORT MOUTH BIT WITHOUT ROLLER IN PORT. BIT DECORATED WITH EMBOSSED BUFFALO HEADS & HORNS & ATTACHED DECORATED REIN BAR. BRIDLE IS USED ON A WESTERN SADDLE HORSE. CONCH MISSING FROM LEFT CHEEK PIECE. NO THROAT LATCH. THATCH WEAVE PATTERN ON CHEEK PIECES. FOUR ADJUSTABLE BUCKETS ON BRIDLE. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE. WHITE RESIDUE FOUND ON ITEM IN 2004. SMALL LEATHER LOOP BROKEN OFF OF ARTIFACT (OCT. 15, 2006)
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
*UPDATE* IN 2019 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ARTIFACTS, INCLUDING A RAZOR DONATED BY C. N. FRASER. RESEARCH USING THE GALT ARCHIVES AND THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARCHIVAL DATABASE FOUND THAT THE DONOR WAS CARL N. FRASER. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON MAY 3, 1991, FRASER WAS BORN IN BARRIE, ONTARIO IN 1906. HE ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1909 WHERE HE RECEIVED HIS EDUCATION. THE OBITUARY STATES, "CARL WAS EMPLOYED WITH THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE UNTIL RETIREMENT IN 1971." HE LOST HIS FIRST WIFE, FREDA MAY "QUEENIE" FRASER (NEE SHORTO), IN 1943. A LETHBRIDGE HERALD NEWS ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON OCTOBER 26, 1943 DESCRIBES THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF HER DEATH. THE COUPLE HAS THREE CHILDREN, ROBERT "BOB" BOYD, NEILSON "NEIL" MCGREGOR, AND MURIEL JEAN GOIAN. FRASER'S SECOND WIFE WAS NAMED SARAH "SADIE" FRASER. CARL N. FRASER PASSED AWAY IN ON MAY 1, 1991 AT THE AGE OF 84 YEARS. INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAMILY WAS LEARNED FROM THE DONOR'S DAUGHTER, MURIEL GOIAN, DURING THE 2012 COLLECTIONS SURVEY OF MILITARY ARTIFACTS. FOR THAT INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672486000. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672476000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES REFERENCED ABOVE AND CLIPPINGS FROM THE ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19738790000
Acquisition Date
1971-05
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1922
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19860120000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1922
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
279.0
Width
15.8
Description
BROWN. BRASS THROAT LATCH. SNAKESKIN PATTERN ON CHEEK PIECES. BIT DECORATED WITH EMBOSSED FEATHER PATTERN. ALUMINUM BAND OVER LEATHER CROSS-HEAD STRAP.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
BRIDLE FROM EWING FAMILY. FOR HISTORY PROVIDED BY DONOR SEE P19860118000-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19860120000
Acquisition Date
1986-01
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20010088010
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
205
Description
BROWN LEATHER BRIDLE. HAS A STEEL BIT WITH ANGLED GROOVES ON ONE SIDE. IMPRESSED INTO BIT IS A SMALL HAND AND "MADE IN ENGLAND". THERE IS A STEEL BAR ON EITHER SIDE OF THE BIT (WHICH IT IS ATTACHED TO) THAT EACH HAVE BLACK TAPE WRAPPED AROUND THEM JUST ABOVE BIT. THERE IS A SHORT CHAIN HANGING FROM ONE SIDE OF BIT THAT IS RUSTED.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
DONOR GOT BRIDLE FROM LOCAL CA RITCHIE PATTERSON. GOODRICH'S SHOWED HIS AMERICAN SADDLE BRED HORSES. DONOR RECEIVED BRIDLE AROUND 1946-47, ALONG WITH SADDLE P20010088011 AND CINCH P20010088009. DONOR IS AN ACCOMPLISHED HORSEMAN. OVER THE YEARS SHE HAS COMPETED IN ALL TYPES OF HORSE SHOWS, INCLUDING PERFORMANCE AND BREED SHOWS. VIVIEN DID ALL THE TRAINING OF HER HORSES AND HAS ACCUMULATED COUNTLESS RIBBONS TO ATTEST TO HER EFFORTS AND SUCCESS. VIVIEN WAS A MEMBER OF THE WHOOP-UP SADDLE CLUB FOR OVER 45 YEARS. SHE ORGANIZED THE FIRST MUSICAL RIDE THAT THE CLUB PERFORMED AND WAS ALSO INSTRUMENTAL IN ORGANIZING THE FIRST HORSE SHOW THAT THE CLUB HOSTED. VIVIEN HAS ASSISTED MANY EQUESTRIAN CLUBS WITH LOANS AND GRANTS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA EQUESTRIAN COUNCIL. AMONG HER MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS INCLUDE: 1963, FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE CHINOOK ARABIAN HORSE ASSOCIATION; 1965, BEGAN A RIDING SCHOOL AND TRAINING CENTER ON 13TH STREET NORTH IN LETHBRIDGE; 1973, FOUNDED THE ALBERTA HORSEMEN'S COUNCIL; 1974, WAS THE MAIN FORCE IN THE ORGANIZATION OF THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA EQUESTRIAN COUNCIL; 1975, FOUNDED AND SERVED AS PRESIDENT OF THE OLD MAN PINTO CLUB; 1984, FOUNDED THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION; 1988, PRESIDENT OF THE GOLDEN AGE EQUESTRIAN CLUB. IN THE 1990S A STROKE RESTRICTED VIVIEN'S PHYSICAL INVOLVEMENT WITH THE CLUBS, BUT SHE CONTINUES TO OFFER SUPPORT AND INCENTIVE IN OTHER WAYS. IN 1997 & 1998 VIVIEN DEVELOPED "THE VIVIEN GOODRICH AWARD" TO ENCOURAGE AND REWARD PARTICIPATION IN A S.A.E.C. EQUINE FAIR. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20010088010
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PIGEON WING BLIND BRIDLE
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19738231000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PIGEON WING BLIND BRIDLE
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL
No. Pieces
5
Description
SIZE: 1. 15.9 SNAFFLE ON JOINED BIT. STEEL STUDMISSING FROM HEAD STALL. LEATHER HAS BEEN DYED BLACK. BRASS CAPS/STUDS MOUNTED ON LEATHER. TARNISHED. SOME ARE MISSING. 3 ADJUSTABLE BUCKLES ON BRIDLE. WHITE RESIDUE FOUND ON ITEM IN 2004.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG 1894
Catalogue Number
P19738231000
Acquisition Date
1973-02
Collection
Museum
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