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  • Anne May

    1920's: Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind. @Deidré Wallace

  • Amanda Glassman

    Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind, with her cat. Date unknown—perhaps late 1920s?

  • Sour Lemon

    Margaret Mitchell along with her favorite feline

  • Patsy Anderson

    Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind b.November 8, 1900, Atlanta, Georgia, d.August 16, 1949, Atlanta, Georgia. Mitchell died at age 49 of injuries suffered when struck by an automobile.

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