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Many of the photos used on the site were contributed by WDCB chapter and other STC members, friends, and relatives who live in or visit the metropolitan Washington, DC and Baltimore areas. These include photos of chapter events, DC scenic tours, Baltimore sites, personal hobby shots, vacation shots, and others. NASA photos and other photos from government agencies are in the public domain. The following are some of the many contributors of photography for the site:

  • Ugur Akinci
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  • Lynn Chesters
  • Viqui Dill
  • Carolyn Kelley Klinger
  • Melissa Kulm
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  • Beth Mazur
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  • Tommy Witherspoon
  • National Register of Historic Places in the United States: Reference number 73002122.—The National Capitol Columns located at the United States National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. Photo Credit: AgnosticPreachersKid, 21 October 2008.
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