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    EH783N A young Ernest Hemingway holds shotgun and dead bird.
    ca. 1913

    Accession Number: EH783N Description: A young Ernest Hemingway standing in a field with a shotgun in his left hand and a dead bird in his right hand. Credit Line: Please credit "John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston."

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EH783N A young Ernest Hemingway holds shotgun and dead bird.

EH783N A young Ernest Hemingway holds shotgun and dead bird, ca 1913.

Accession Number: EH783N Description: A young Ernest Hemingway standing in a field wi...