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    Fascinating Photographs of Famous Literary Characters in Real Life: Antonia Shimerdas - Annie Sadilek Pavelka

  • Jen Snyder

    Annie Sadelik Pavelka, Cather's real Antonia Shimerda

  • St. Charles Public Library

    Photo of Anna Sadilek Pavelka, a Bohemian girl who became the model for the title character in "My Antonia."

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