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Dorothy Walter Baruch

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Psychologist, writer, founding director of the Gramercy Cooperative Nursery School, educator, and professor, Dorothy Walter Baruch (1899–1962).

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Psychologist, writer, founding director of the Gramercy Cooperative Nursery School, educator, and professor, Dorothy Walter Baruch (1899–1962).

Picture courtesy of California State Library.

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Margarethe Meyer Schurz and Carl Schurz circa 1852

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Carl Schurz and Margarethe Meyer Schurz, possibly shortly after their marriage in 1852.
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Carl Schurz and Margarethe Meyer Schurz, possibly shortly after their marriage in 1852.

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