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The Insurance Lobby: 1937

The Insurance Lobby: 1937

Washington, D.C., circa 1937. "Lobby, Acacia Mutual Life Insurance Co. building." 8x10 inch nitrate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

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