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Diamond, Sidney, (1922-1945) Sketch of Stanley Diamond as a boy

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09120.349 Author/Creator: Diamond, Sidney, (1922-1945) Place Written: Bougainville, Papua New Guinea Type: Sketch Date: 1861-1877 Pagination: 1 p. ; 28 x 26.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Diamond writes that the mouth is "too feminine".

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Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary HistoryArt, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: World War II

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