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This is the documentation of an Appalachian Consortium traveling exhibition of Appalachian Art produced in the 1970s. The project was supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C.

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This Asheville Citizen-Times article featuring Leo Finkelstein reports on the life of a pawnbroker, including bizarre items (such as a stuffed bear), rich clients who pay interest just to keep their winter coats safe over the summer, con artists, and a minister who scraped by pawning his Bible every Monday and retrieving it every Saturday evening.

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