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Souvenir Nation: Relics, Keepsakes, and Curios from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History
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Souvenir Nation: Relics, Keepsakes, and Curios from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History (Paperback)

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Objects include a lock of Andrew Jackson's hair, a fence rail split by Abraham Lincoln, a dishtowel used as the flag of truce to end the Civil War, the microphones used by FDR for his Fireside chats and the chairs that seated Nixon and Kennedy in their 1960 television debate. Many of these relics have never before been displayed. They will be unknown to general readers and even to academics from the world of museum and cultural studies.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyAntiques & collectablesHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the Americas Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press Publication Date: 01/05/2013 ISBN-13: 9781616891350  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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William L. Bird, Jr. is Curator of the Political Campaign Collection at the National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution. He is the author of several books and curator of exhibits, including "American Television from the Fair to the Family, 1939-1989;" "Vote: The Machinery of Democracy;" "Paint by Number: Accounting for Taste in the 1950s;" "Holidays on Display;" and "The Miniature World of Faith Bradford" that may be seen at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History indefinitely.

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