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Disfarmer Heber Springs portraits, 1939-1946 : from the collections of Peter Miller and Julia Scully by Mike Disfarmer

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Published by Twin Palms Publishers in Santa Fe, N.M .
Written in English


  • Disfarmer, Mike, -- 1884-1959,
  • Miller, Peter -- Photograph collections,
  • Scully, Julia -- Photograph collections,
  • Portrait photography -- Arkansas -- Heber Springs,
  • Heber Springs (Ark.) -- Biography -- Pictorial works

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Edition Notes

Other titlesHeber Springs portraits, 1939-1946., Disfarmer.
Statementessay by Julia Scully.
ContributionsScully, Julia.
The Physical Object
Pagination207 p. :
Number of Pages207
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18097454M
ISBN 100944092381

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