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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<api>
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    <allimages aicontinue="20161116214241|Gorman19.jpg" />
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    <allimages>
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      <img name="1867_chase_samuel_w_obit.jpg" timestamp="2019-02-20T03:46:30Z" user="Admin" url="http://virtualarchive.us/historywiki/images/4/4e/1867_chase_samuel_w_obit.jpg" descriptionurl="http://virtualarchive.us/historywiki/index.php/File:1867_chase_samuel_w_obit.jpg" ns="6" title="File:1867 chase samuel w obit.jpg" />
      <img name="1833_city_hotel.jpg" timestamp="2018-05-19T16:20:29Z" user="Admin" url="http://virtualarchive.us/historywiki/images/8/88/1833_city_hotel.jpg" descriptionurl="http://virtualarchive.us/historywiki/index.php/File:1833_city_hotel.jpg" ns="6" title="File:1833 city hotel.jpg" />
      <img name="Grant_1864.jpeg" timestamp="2017-11-18T16:50:01Z" user="Admin" url="http://virtualarchive.us/historywiki/images/7/78/Grant_1864.jpeg" descriptionurl="http://virtualarchive.us/historywiki/index.php/File:Grant_1864.jpeg" ns="6" title="File:Grant 1864.jpeg" />
      <img name="Alida.jpg" timestamp="2017-11-18T16:00:43Z" user="Admin" url="http://virtualarchive.us/historywiki/images/3/38/Alida.jpg" descriptionurl="http://virtualarchive.us/historywiki/index.php/File:Alida.jpg" ns="6" title="File:Alida.jpg" />
      <img name="LtColMcParlin_sm2.jpg" timestamp="2017-11-18T15:59:11Z" user="Admin" url="http://virtualarchive.us/historywiki/images/1/1b/LtColMcParlin_sm2.jpg" descriptionurl="http://virtualarchive.us/historywiki/index.php/File:LtColMcParlin_sm2.jpg" ns="6" title="File:LtColMcParlin sm2.jpg" />
    </allimages>
  </query>
</api>