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March 8, 1938

Dear Rene:

Since my return from California, I have heard nothing but marvelous reports of Federation's Photographic Exhibit at your Galleries.

I am positive that the success of the Exhibit was due in great measure to the prestige that your Gallery gave it and to the fine and gracious cooperation of your personnel.

I was greatly distressed to learn that, through carelessness, some holes had been burnt in one of your rugs. We insist upon your allowing us to pay for the repairs. If any other damage was done, please, I beg of you, tell me about it. When eight hundred people go into a Gallery such as yours, it is difficult to control the action of every individual. But the least we can do is to make whatever amend is possible.

Will you please express to Mr. Levy and to all those who helped, not only my personal thanks, but those of the Committee and of Federation.

With greetings, I am

Very sincerely yours,

Hortense M. Hirsch 

Mr. Rene Seligmann
Jacques Seligmann & Co.
3 East 51st Street
New York City
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