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Barbara Dobkin with her Dogs

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Barbara Dobkin and her beloved dogs Maisie and Lulu.

Photo by Joan Roth.

Barbara Dobkin and her beloved dogs Maisie and Lulu.

Photo by Joan Roth.

Barbara Dobkin with husband Eric

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Barbara Dobkin with husband Eric.

Photo courtesy of Joan Roth.

Barbara Dobkin with husband Eric.

Photo courtesy of Joan Roth.

Barbara Dobkin and her Husband at their Wedding, 1965

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Barbara Dobkin and her husband, Eric, at their wedding, 1965.

Barbara Dobkin and her husband, Eric, at their wedding, 1965.

Barbara Dobkin with Cello, circa 1959

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Barbara Dobkin, a Maryland All-State Orchestra cellist, in high school, circa 1959.

Barbara Dobkin, a Maryland All-State Orchestra cellist, in high school, circa 1959.

Barbara Dobkin as a Flower Girl, 1947

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Barbara Dobkin, age 4, as the flower girl at a family wedding in 1947.

Barbara Dobkin, age 4, as the flower girl at a family wedding in 1947.

Barbara Dobkin

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Founding Chair of the Jewish Women’s Archive’s Board of Directors, Barbara Dobkin.

Photo courtesy of Joan Roth.

Founding Chair of the Jewish Women’s Archive’s Board of Directors, Barbara Dobkin.

Photo courtesy of Joan Roth.

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