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Elisha Kent Kane, M.D. (1820-1857)
Oil on canvas
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Circular metal pin-back button "UNITED NATIONS"; image of the globe; blue, white and gold.
The United Nations, was formed in 1942, when representatives of 26 nations pledged to continue fighting together against the Axis Powers. Since 1944, the United Nations has had its headquarters in New York City.
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