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Queen Elizabeth Visits the Smithsonian, by Unknown, 1976, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 76-8515-11A.

July 8, 1976

Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain arrives at the Smithsonian Institution as part of her six-day official Bicentennial of the American Revolution visit to the United States.More

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