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Photograph of the day

Doris Ulmann 
[Title requested) 
[Roll, Jordan, Roll] 
1933 (book published) 
Swann Galleries - New York 
Feb 28 2012, Sale 2270, Fine Photographs & Photobooks, Lot: 55 

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