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Collections Storage, Luray, Virginia

Collections Storage, Luray, Virginia
The date is inferred from notations on other photos of the facility contained in this location
October 28, 1944. Wartime storage of the United States National Museum (USNM) collections Luray, Virginia, near Shenandoah National Park. Photo shows storage containers covered with a tarp. The USNM collections were transferred to a storage facility in Luray, Virginia for safekeeping during World War II
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Wartime Activities, National Collections, World War, 1939-1945, Luray (Va.), Storage
United States. National Park Service
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Shenandoah National Park (Va.)
Photographic print, Interior
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Color: Black and White; Size: 3 x 2; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
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Collections Storage, Luray, Virginia, by Unknown, 1944, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 96-1361.

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