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Legacies: Collecting America's History at the Smithsonian, by Steven Lubar and Kathleen M. Kendrick
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Compass used on the Lewis and Clark expedition, 1804-6Dizzy Gillespie's trumpet and case, 1970sEdison lightbulb, about 1886George Washington's uniform, 1770s-80s
Compass used on the Lewis and Clark expedition, 1804-6Dizzy Gillespie's trumpet and case, 1970sEdison lightbulb, about 1886George Washington's uniform, 1770s-80s
Gloves and robe worn by Muhammad Ali, three-time heavyweight boxing champion, about 1975Jarvik-7 artificial heart, 1985John Bull locomotive, 1831Kermit the Frog, about 1970
Gloves and robe worn by Muhammad Ali...Jarvik-7 artificial heart, 1985John Bull locomotive, 1831Kermit the Frog, about 1970
Martha Washington's gown, 1780sNASCAR stock car driven by Richard Petty during his 200th Grand National victory, July 4, 1984Ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, 1939The Star-Spangled Banner, 1814
Martha Washington's gown, 1780sNASCAR stock car driven by Richard Petty during his 200th Grand National ...Ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, 1939The Star-Spangled Banner, 1814
Thomas Jefferson's desk, 1776Top hat allegedly worn by Abraham Lincoln to Ford's Theater on April 15, 1865Woolworth's lunch counter, Greensboro, North Carolina, site of a 1960 civil rights sit-in
Thomas Jefferson's desk, 1776Top hat allegedly worn by Abraham Lincoln to Ford's Theater ...Woolworth's lunch counter, Greensboro, North Carolina, site ...

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