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Arms Court Exhibit, Arts & Industries Building, by Unknown, 1953, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, SIA2010-2439 or 71-471.

July 12, 1953

Dr. Howard K. Thompson's Collection of Miniature Soldiers is on display in the Arms Court of the Arts and Industries Building.More

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