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A small, softcover booklet entitled "Bidrag Till Vår Odlings Häfder Om Nyckelharpostpelet På Skansen" number 6 in a series on Swedish cultural traditions by Artur Hazelius and printed by Nordiska Museet in Stockholm. This book is an instructional and…

These two vests were hand knitted by Been En. She had knitted a lot of scarves, hats, sweaters, jackets, vests for her eight children, their spouses and 16 grandchildren. Some of her grandchildren had once disliked her vests, thinking that they were…

Painting "Toussaint Louverture" by Ben Salus. Louverture, originally born Francois Dominique Toussaint, was the leader of the Haitian revolution of the 19th century,

Painting "Alexandre Sabès Pétion" by Ben Salus. Petion was elected president of southern Haiti in 1807. He was nicknamed Papa Bon Kè, “good hearted father,” due to his liberal rule. This took the form of redistributing land to the peasantry,…

Painting "Henry Christophe" by Bed Salus. Christophe served as one of Toussaint L’ouverture’s chief lieutenants fighting the French, the British, and Spaniards and later joined Jean-Jacques Dessalines to fight off the French army which allowed Haiti…

Painting "Jean-Jacques Dessalines" by Ben Salus. Jean-Jacques Dessalines served as Toussaint L’Ouverture's principal lieutenant during the Haitian Revolution. Dessalines became the leader of the revolution following the capture of Toussaint…

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Anniversary program for the Berliner Bären (German American social club) in 2008 on the occasion of their 50th anniversary.

Photographs from a scrapbook of the Berliner Bären featuring the membership initiation rites for new members. The rites include new members wearing a bib, bonnet and pacifier, then playfully sprayed with water.

Photographs of a scrapbook of the Berliner Bären featuring the membership initiation rites. New members wear a baby bonnet, bib and pacifier then playfully are sprayed with water.

As part of their Satzung to support and promote West Berlin, the members of the Berliner Bären crafted elaborate set pieces to set atmosphere and a sense of home or Heimat at events. The Brandenburg Gate model complete with “Quadriga” was an…
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