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Headquarters Area, Luray, Virginia

Headquarters Area, Luray, Virginia
United States. National Park Service
October 28, 1944. The headquarters area of the United States National Museum storage facilityin Luray, Virginia, near Shenandoah National Park. On the back of photograph it states: "Nat. Museum collections stored in building having dormer windows." The square building in right foreground is the Guard Office. The museum collections were transferred to the storage facility for safekeeping during World War II.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 192 Box 546 Folder 2
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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, Landscape
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Color: Black and White; Size: 5 1/2w x 2 1/2h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
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Headquarters Area, Luray, Virginia, by Unknown, 1944, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 96-1343.

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