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Ethel Stark, 1941

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Founder of the Montreal Women’s Symphony Orchestra Ethel Stark at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1941.

Image courtesy of Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec via Wikimedia Commons.

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Founder of the Montreal Women’s Symphony Orchestra Ethel Stark at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1941.

Image courtesy of Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec via Wikimedia Commons.

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Yasmin Levy, 2008

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Yasmin Levy in 2008.
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Yasmin Levy in 2008.


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Margalit Oved, 1960

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Margalit Oved in a 1960 promotional picture for the Inbal Dance Company.
Courtesy of the Israeli National Photo Collection/Wikimedia Commons.
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Margalit Oved in a 1960 promotional picture for the Inbal Dance Company.


Courtesy of the Israeli National Photo Collection/Wikimedia Commons.

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