Guide to the Whitney Smith photograph collection,
1860-1960

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Whitney, Helen Mar, 1828-1896.
Title: Whitney Smith photograph collection
Dates: 1860-1960 ( inclusive )
1880-1929 ( bulk )
Quantity: 6 boxes (1.7 cubic ft. )
Collection Number: USU_P0034
Summary: 525 cartes-de-visite, cabinet cards, studio portraits, photo-postcards, and snapshots, from the 1860s to 1960s, of the Smith and Whitney Families (including vacations to Saltair, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Yellowstone National Park), sketches by Charles S. Whitney, and early Mormon Church leaders such as John Henry Smith.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Photograph Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Biographical Note

Helen Mar Kimball Whitney Family

Helen Mar Whitney (1838-1896) was the daughter of Heber C. Kimball and Vilate Murray. She was a prominent early Utah pioneer and a frequent contributor to the Women's Exponent. Her husband, Horace K. Whitney (1823-1884) was a pioneer in Salt Lake Valley and worked at the LDS Church's printing and tithing office. Her son, Orson F. Whitney (1855-1931) became an apostle in the LDS Church on April 9, 1906.

John Henry Smith Family

John Henry Smith (1848-1911) was born to George A. Smith and his fifth wife, Sarah Ann. He married Sarah Farr (1849-1921) on October 20, 1866 and his second wife, Josephine (1857-1948) on April 7, 1877. He served an LDS mission in 1874 to Great Britain, but was summoned home at his father's death in 1875. In November of 1882 he became President of the European Mission. Smith also served in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, acted as head of the LDS Church (due to the incarceration of Church leaders on polygamy charges), and was the second counselor to Joseph F. Smith. His political positions included assistant clerk to the territorial house of representatives, member of the state legislature, president of the Utah constitutional convention, and president of the Mexican Colonization and Agricultural Company.

John and Sarah's son Winslow Farr Smith (1881-1966) served on an LDS mission to Germany between 1902 and 1905, and on April 9, 1906 he was ordained a member of the 3rd quorum of the 70. He married Emily Whitney, the daughter of Orson F. Whitney and Zina B. Smoot, on June 7, 1906. Between 1919 and 1923 Winslow served as mission president of the Northern States Mission, and from 1924 until 1940 he served as the President for the Ensign Stake.

Winslow Whitney Smith (1907-1994) was born on May 14, 1907 to Winslow Farr Smith and Emily Whitney Smith. He served in the LDS German Mission from 1927 to 1930 and later served as Mission President to the Swiss-German Mission from 1961 until 1965.

Information for these histories was obtained through MS246, MS179, www.familysearch.org and Builders of the kingdom, by Pusey © 1981.

Content Description

The Whitney Smith photographic collection consists of 525 portraits and snapshots of the Smith and Whitney Families (including vacations to Saltair, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Yellowstone National Park), sketches by Charles S. Whitney, and early Mormon Church leaders such as John Henry Smith.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Whitney Smith photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Whitney Smith photograph collection, 1860-1960. (P0034). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Organized numerical by photo number.

Acquisition Information :  

Collected by Whitney/Smith family.

Processing Note :  

Register completed by Peter F. Schmid, January 1998, and revised Liz Woolcott/Jennifer Feik, February 2004.

Separated Materials :  

Photographs removed from Helen Mar Whitney papers (MSS 179), Winslow Farr Smith papers COLL MSS 246, and Winslow Whitney Smith papers (MSS 247).

Related Materials :  

Helen Mar Whitney papers (COLL MS 179)

Winslow Farr Smith PapersCOLL MSS 246

Winslow Whitney Smith papersCOLL MS 247


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
1 1:01: Farr, Nancy Chase. Carte-de-visite portait, mother of Sarah Farr Smith; by Savage & Ottinger (Salt Lake City) 1860s
1 1:01a: Farr, Lorin (1820-1909). Carte-de-visite portrait; by Savage & Ottinger (S.L.C.) ca. 1860s
1 1:02-03: Garret, Earl. Carte-de-visite portrait, Earl Garrett and Winslow Farr Smith; by Emil Clausen (Copenhagen) August 1, 1903
1 1:04: Nuttall, L. John (1834-1905). Carte-de-visite portrait, Nuttall, D. McKenzie, and John Henry Smith; by Van Dyke & Brown (Liverpool) July 29, 1874
1 1:04a: Smith, George A. (1817-1875). Carte-de-visite portrait, by C.R. Savage, Pioneer Art Gallery (S.L.C.) ca. 1860s
1 1:05: Smith, John Henry (1848-1911). Carte-de-visite portrait, by Edward Martin (Salt Lake City) ca. 1868
1 1:05a: Smith, John Henry (1848-1911). Carte-de-visite portrait with wife, Marietta Smith; signed on verso by the photographer; by Edward Martin (S.L.C.) ca. 1868
1 1:06: Smith, John Henry (1848-1911). Carte-de-visite portrait, by C.R. Savage (Salt Lake City) ca. 1870
1 1:07-09: Smith, John Henry (1848-1911). Carte-de-visite portraits, by C.R. Savage Art Bazar (S.L.C.) early 1870s
1 1:10-10b: Smith, John Henry (1848-1911). Carte-de-visite portraits taken during Smith's trip to Europe, by J.B. Smith & Son (Nottingham) Nov. 1882-Jan. 1885
1 1:11: Smith, John Henry (1848-1911). Carte-de-visite portrait taken during Smith's LDS mission in Great Britain; by R.W. Thrupp (Birmingham) 1874
1 1:12-13: Smith, John Henry (1848-1911). Carte-de-visite portraits taken on Smith's visit to Copenhagen, during his LDS mission in Great Britain; by Lauritz Olsen & Co May 24, 1875
1 1:14: Smith, John Henry (1848-1911). Carte-de-visite portrait, taken on Smith's visit to Copenhagen, while touring the continent, by Hansen, Theodor H. (Copenhagen), taken July 28, 1883
1 1:15: Smith, John Henry (1848-1911). Carte-de-visite portrait, taken on Smith's visit to Bern, M. Vollenweider & Sohn (Bern), in 1884
2 2:01-02: Smith, Nicholas G. Carte-de-visite portraits, Nicholas G. and Winslow Farr Smith on LDS mission; by Schotel, Jac & L. (Rotterdam) September 29, 1902
2 2:03-03a: Smith, Nicholas G. Carte-de-visite portrait Nicholas G. and Winslow Farr Smith on LDS mission; by Ferd. Schwalbert (Stettin) ca. 1903
2 2:04-05: Smith, Sarah Farr (1849-1921). Carte-de-visite portraits, wife of John Henry Smith holding one of their children; by Savage & Ottinger Portrait Gallery (S.L.C.) September 23, 1868
2 2:06: Smith, Sarah Farr (1849-1921). Carte-de-visite portrait of Smith, wife of John Henry Smith; by C.R. Savage Pioneer Portrait Gallery (S.L.C.) 1860s
2 2:07: Smith, Sarah Farr (1849-1921). Carte-de-visite portrait of Smith, wife of John Henry Smith; by C.R. Savage Art Bazar (S.L.C.) ca. 1880s
2 2:08: Smith, Winslow Farr (1881- ). Portrait at 19 years of age 1900
2 2:09-10: Smith, Winslow Farr (1881- ). Portraits; by Krueger (Salt Lake City) 1901 or 1902
2 2:11: Smith, Winslow Farr (1881- ). Carte-de-visite portrait; by Ferd. Schwalbert (Stettin) October 6, 1902
2 2:12-13: Smith, Winslow Farr (1881- ). Carte-de-visite portrait; by Emil Clausen (Copenhagen) August 1, 1903
2 2:14-14a: Smith, Winslow Farr (1881- ). Carte-de-visite portraits, with George B. Miller; by Alexander Matthaey (Stettin) October 30, 1903
2 2:15: Smith, Winslow Farr (1881- ). Carte-de-visite portrait; by Alex. Matthaey (Stettin) 1903
2 2:16: Trayner, Jacob. Trayner, Winslow Farr Smith, Rupert Gaufen, and J. Howard Garrett, in character for production of Three Hats; detail of larger print: see 4:07; March 17, 1898
2 2:17: Smith, Winslow Farr. Oval portrait; ca. 1903
2 2:18: Whitney, Orson F. (1855-1931). Carte-de-visite portrait; by C.R. Savage Pioneer Art Gallery (Salt Lake City, UT) March 21, 1873
2 2:19: Whitney, Zina Beal Smoot. Carte-de-visite portrait; by C.R. Savage Pioneer Art Gallery (Slat Lake City, UT) ca. 1870s
3 3:01: Hansen, Marie. Cabinet portrait, Hansen and son, Winslow Farr Smith; by C.R. Savage Art Bazar (S.L.C.) ca. 1880
3 3:02: Heppler, Arthur L. Portrait; Heppler, John Elkins, and Winslow Farr Smith; by Ferd. Scwalbert (Stettin) March 25, 1902
3 3:03-04: Smith, George (1870-1945). Group portrait; sons of John Henry and Sarah Farr Smith; by C.R. Savage, Art Bazar (S.L.C.). Includes: Smith, Don Carlos; Smith, E. Chase; Smith, Winslow Farr (1881- ) ca. 1883
3 3:05: Smith, John Henry (1848-1911). Cabinet portrait; by G.W. Davis (Washington, D.C.) ca. 1880
3 3:06: Smith, John Henry (1848-1911). Cabinet portrait, taken while touring Ireland, by Haden (Birmingham) Oct. 1884
3 3:07: Smith, John Henry (1848-1911). Cabinet portrait, taken during LDS mission in great Britain; by Vandyke (Liverpool) 1874
3 3:08: Smith, John Henry (1848-1911). Cabinet portrait, taken on visit to the continent during LDS mission in Great Britain; by Theodor Hansen (Copenhagen) 1875
3 3:09-10: Smith, John Henry (1848-1911). Cabinet portraits; by C.R. Savage, Art Bazar (S.L.C.) ca. 1880
3 3:11: Smith, John Henry (1848-1911). Cabinet portrait; by C.R. Savage, Art Bazar (S.L.C.) ca. 1892
3 3:12: Smith, John Henry (1848-1911). Cabinet portrait; by Shipler (S.L.C.) 1890s
3 3:13: Smith, John Henry (1848-1911). Cabinet portrait; by Fox & Symons (S.L.C.) 1899
3 3:14: Smith, John Henry (1848-1911). Portrait; by Granert (Chattanooga) 1899
3 3:15: Smith, Winslow Farr (1881- ). Cabinet portrait; by C.R. Savage, Art Bazar ca. 1885
3 3:16-19: Smith, Winslow Farr (1881- ). Cabinet portrait; Smith in costume as the German Emperor in Stephen's Pageant of Nations, which played in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. Two are hand-tinted. by Sainsbury & Johnson (S.L.C.) 1892
3 3:20-21: Smith, Winslow Farr (1881- ). Portraits, probably taken just before leaving on LDS mission to Germany; Johnson (S.L.C.) January 1902
3 3:22: Whitney, Zina Beal Smoot. Cabinet portrait; C.R. Savage (S.L.C.) ca. 1870s
3 3:23: Smith, Sarah Farr (1849-1921). Portrait; by Granert (Chattanooga) ca. 1899
3 3:24: Smith, Sarah Farr (1849-1921). Cabinet portrait, wife of John Henry Smith; C.R. Savage Art Bazar (S.L.C.) 1880s
Folder
4 1 4:01:01: Cleghorn, Clare. Portrait; by Wilcox (Salt Lake City) ca. early 1920s
4 1 4:01:02: Crimson, Kenneth A. Portrait; Atelier Electra (Stuttgart) July 2, 1904
4 1 4:01:03: Parkinson, George D. Portrait; May 11, 1904
4 1 4:01:04: Smith, George A. (1817-1875). Reproduction of a drawing, on prospectus for Zora Smith Jarvis' biography of Smith (1961); 1960
4 1 4:01:05: Smith, John Henry (1848-1911). Copy print of earlier portrait, John Henry and his wife Sarah Farr Smith ca. 1868
4 1 4:01:06-07: Smoot, Emily Hill. Portraits; ca. 1850s
4 1 4:01:08: Libby, Hannah. Portrait ca. 1850s
4 1 4:01:09: Smith, Sarah Farr (1849-1921). Portrait; 1910s
4 1 4:01:10: Russell, William
4 1 4:01:11: Russell, Sarah ca. early 1900s
4 1 4:01:12: Russell? ca. 1910s
4 2 4:02:01-02: LeCompte, Edward D. Portraits of the Salt Lake City doctor; 1910s
4 2 4:02:03: Lecompte, Edward D. Portrait of the Salt Lake City doctor; by Lumiere (Salt Lake City) 1910s
4 2 4:02:03-09: Lecompte, Edward D. Portraits of Salt Lake doctor; ca. 1919
4 2 4:02:10: Lecompte, Edward D
Duplicate of 4:02:02.
4 3 4:03:01-02: Smith, Claire. Portrait, sister of Winslow Farr Smith; by Lumiere Studio (S.L.C.) March 31, 1930
4 3 4:03:03: Smith, Claire. Portrait, sister of Winslow Farr Smith; by Thomas Studio (S.L.C.) ca. 1920s
4 3 4:03:04: Smith, Claire. Portrait; by Lumiere Studio (S.L.C.) ca. 1930s
4 3 4:03:05: Smith, Claire
Duplicate of 6:01:01
May 8, 1919
4 3 4:03:06: Smith, Claire
Duplicate of 4:03:05.
4 4 4:04:01: Smith, Emily Whitney. Portrait; by Edward Fox (Chicago) ca. 1910s
4 4 4:04:02: Smith, Emily Whitney. Portrait; by Monroe Studio (S.L.C.) ca. early 1890s
4 4 4:04:03-04: Smith, Emily Whitney. Portraits; ca. 1930s
4 4 4:04:05: Smith, Emily Whitney. Portrait; by Thomas Studio (S.L.C.) ca. 1920s
4 5 4:05:01: Smith, John Henry (1848-1911). Portrait; by Fox & Symons (S.L.C.) 1910
4 5 4:05:02: Smith, John Henry (1848-1911). Portrait; Symons (S.L.C.) ca. 1905
4 6 4:06:01-02: Smith, Winslow Farr (1881- ). Smith in Holy Cross Hospital with two broken wrists; June 1897
4 6 4:06:03: Smith, Winslow Farr (1881- ). Portrait; by Johnson (S.L.C.) ca. 1905
4 6 4:06:04-05: Smith, Winslow Farr (1881- ). Portraits taken during Smith's LDS mission to Germany; 1903-04, by Atelier Electra (Stuttgart) Oct. 6, 1904
4 6 4:06:06: Smith, Winslow Farr (1881- ). Portrait; by Edward Fox (Chicago) 1922
4 6 4:06:07-13: Smith, Winslow Farr (1881- ). Portraits; by Stone (Chicago) ca. 1923
4 6 4:06:14: Smith, Winslow Farr (1881- ). Hand tinted portrait 1920s
4 6 4:06:15: Smith, Winslow Farr (1881- ). Snapshot ca. 1920s
4 6 4:06:16: Smith, Winslow Farr (1881- ). Portrait; 1950s
4 7 4:07:01-02: Smith, Winslow Farr (1881- ). On stage with Seventeenth Ward cast of Three Hats
Includes: Smith, Frank; Trayner, Jacob; Gaufen, Rupert; Wardrof, Dean; Davis, Ida; Garrett, j. Howard; Jacobs, Stella.
1898
4 8 4:08:01-03: Smith, Winslow Farr (1881- ). Portraits with Ben Rich and Del Gay; by Thomas (Ogden) 1900
4 8 4:08:04: Smith, Winslow Farr (1881- ). Group portrait with salesman of the J.G. McDonald Candy Co., by Johnson (S.L.C.) 1902
4 8 4:08:05: Caricature of Ensign stake presidency including George Q. Cannon, Winslow F. Smith, and George Q. Morris
4 8 4:08:06: Caricature of Winslow F. Smith
4 8 4:08:08: Smith, Winslow Farr (1881- ). Groups portrait, Smith family members gathered on the anniversary of the birth of John Henry Smith
Includes: Rex, Bessie Smith; Smith, George Albert (1870-1945); Smith, Claire; Smith Josephine; Smith, Zella.
Sept. 18, 1948
4 8 4:08:09: Smith, Winslow Farr (1881- ). Portrait with former missionary companions; by Fox Tiffany Studios. Includes; Hale, Heber Q.; Nibley, Preston; Campbell, Serge 1958
4 8 4:08:10: Mormon Church - Officials. Composite photo, portraits of Smith family from Joseph Smith Jr. to later patriarchs
4 8 4:08:11-13: Salt Lake City, Utah - Colleges and Universities - 1890s. Maud May Babcock's gym class for women, 1890s. Includes: Babcock, Maud May (1867 - 1954); Whitney, Margaret; Whitney, Emily; Whitney, Helen; Ross, Mary
4 8 4:08:14: Smith, Winn. Posed with Emily Smith and Thera C. Whitney ca. 1900
4 9 4:09:01: Unidentified portrait 1904
4 9 4:09:02: Unidentified portrait by Noggle, Ogden ca. 1904
4 9 4:09:03: Unidentified woman dressed as a Gypsy(?), holding a plate of burning incense; by Link Studio, Ogden 1910s
4 9 4:09:04: Unidentified portrait; by Photo Arts Co., Ogden 1920
4 9 4:09:05: Unidentified portrait; by Chas Happe (Long Island, N.Y.) ca. 1930s
4 9 4:09:06: Unidentified portrait; by Blank & Stoller (New York, N.Y.) ca.1930s
4 9 4:09:07: Portrait of two unidentified women; ca. 1904
4 9 4:09:08: Unidentified portrait of two women and one man taken March 7, 1905
4 9 4:09:09: Portrait of unidentified women; ca. 1895
4 9 4:09:10: Unidentified portrait of a young man dated Jan. 1901
4 9 4:09:11: Unidentified portrait of young man dated
Duplicate of 4:09:10.
Jan. 1901
4 9 4:09:12: Unidentified portrait; same young man as 4:09:10. Dated Jan. 1901
4 9 4:09:13: Portrait of an unidentified man; ca. 1880s
4 9 4:09:14: Unidentified portrait of a young boy wearing a Little Lord Fauntleroy suit ca. 1890s
4 10 4:10:01: Whitney, Helen Mar (1838-1896). Full-plate tintype, hand-tinted ca. 1860s
4 10 4:10:02: Whitney, Horace Kimball (1823-1896). Full-plate tintype portrait, hand-tinted ca. 1870s
4 10 4:10:03: Whitney, Elizabeth Ann (1800-1882). Portrait; copy print after painting in E.A. Whitney Hall at Brigham Young University ca. 1850s
4 10 4:10:03a: Whitney, Elizabeth Ann (188-1882). Portrait; ca. late 1860s
4 10 4:10:04: Whitney, Helen Kimball, mother of Orson F. Whitney. Portrait; ca. 1879
4 10 4:10:05: Whitney, Newell (1795-1850). Portrait; ca. 1830s
4 10 4:10:06: Portrait of unidentified woman; ca. late 1890s to early 1900
4 10 4:10:07: Orson F. Whitney (1855-1931); ca. 1880s
5 1 5:01:01-45: Bryce Canyon (Utah)-Views-
Views of Bryce Canyon, some professional and some family snapshots taken on an excursion in Bryce Canyon; 5:01:38-43 by Hopkins Photos.
1920s
5 2 5:02:01: Park City, Utah-Views-
Real photo postcard view.
1918
5 2 5:02:03-04: Lagoon (Utah)-Scenes-
Real photo postcards, Smith family members swimming at "Waikiki Beach."
1910s
5 2 5:02:05-09: Saltair (Utah)-Bathers-
Real photo postcards scenes of Smith family members bathing at Saltair, seasons 1915 through 1919.
1910s
5 2 5:02:10: Real photo postcard of girl with gun; ca. 1920
5 2 5:02:11: Real photo postcard of family portrait; ca. 1904
5 2 5:02:12: Real photo postcard of swimmers at Saltair; August 7, 1919
5 3 5:03:01-17: Miscellaneous family snapshots; ca. 1900-1911
5 4 5:04:01-29: Miscellaneous family snapshots; ca. 1900-1918
5 5 5:05:01-34: Miscellaneous family snapshots; ca. 1900-1918
5 6 5:06:01-22: Miscellaneous family snapshots; ca. 1900-1918
5 7 5:07:01-48: Miscellaneous family snapshots; ca. 1900-1918
5 8 5:08:01-29: Miscellaneous family snapshots; ca. 1910-1918
5 9 5:09:01-48: Miscellaneous family snapshots, including mission to Asia 1911-1912
5 10 5:10:01-38: Miscellaneous family snapshots; ca. 1908-1914
5 11 5:11:01-37: Miscellaneous family snapshots
5 12 5:12:01-15: Miscellaneous family snapshots
5 13 5:13:01-05: Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming)-Views-ca
Views showing Yellowstone River, bears, geysers, et cetera, by Haynes (St. Paul, Minnesota).
1910s
5 13 5:13:06: Jackson (Wyoming)-Views
View of Jackson Lake and Mt. Moran, by Haynes (St. Paul).
ca. 1910s
5 14 5:14: Mississippi River (Illinois)-Views-1881. Pencil drawing by Charles S. Whitney; probably after a photograph or lithograph ca. 1881
5 15 5:15: Miscellaneous drawings made and/or collected by Charles S. Whitney
5 16 5:16: Nauvoo, Illinois-Views-1840s. Pencil drawing by Charles S. Whitney depicts Nauvoo in the 1840s 1883
5 17-19 5:17-19: Three sketch books done by Charles S. Whitney as a child
5 20 5:20: Photographers: Savage, C.R. Views of Utah and Tourist's Guide: published reproductions of views throughout the state after photographs by Savage; includes text 1887
6 6:01:01: Smith, Claire. Portrait, sister of Winslow Farr Smith; three poses printed as one photograph; by Thomas Studio (Salt Lake City) 1919
6 6:01:02: Murphy, Ray D. Portrait, president of Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States; by Fabian Bachrach (New York) 1953
6 6:03: Carthage, Illinois-Jails-1880s. Pencil drawing of Carthage Jail by Charles S. Whitney; probably after sketch in Piercy's Route From Liverpool... ca. 1881
6 6:04: Smith, John Henry (1848-1911). Portrait, with his wives and other family members; by Johnson (S.L.C.) 1890s

Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • LeCompte, Edward, 1882-1966--Photographs.
    • Smith, Emily Whitney, 1885-1973--Photographs.
    • Smith, John Henry, 1848-1911--Photographs.
    • Smith, Sarah Farr, 1849-1921--Photographs.
    • Smith, Winslow Farr, 1881-1966.  ( contributor)
    • Smith, Winslow Farr, 1881-1966--Photographs.
    • Smith, Winslow Whitney, 1907-1994.  ( contributor)
    • Whitney, Charles Spaulding, 1863-1886--Photographs.
    • Whitney, Helen Mar, 1828-1896--Photographs.
    • Family Names :
    • Smith family--Photographs.
    • Whitney family--Photographs.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Mormon women--Photographs.
    • Mormons--Utah--Photographs.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Bryce Canyon National Park (Utah)--Photographs.
    • Saltair Resort (Utah)--Photographs.
    • Yellowstone National Park--Photographs.
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Cabinet photographs.
    • Cartes-de-visite.
    • Photographic postcards.
    • Studio portraits--19th century.

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