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Legacies: Collecting America's History at the Smithsonian, by Steven Lubar and Kathleen M. Kendrick
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Stradivari violoncello, 1701
 
Quilt made by members of the Presbyterian Church, Maltaville, NY
 
$100,000 gold certificate, 1934
 
Array of autographed baseballs, 1950s-80s
 
Duke Ellington manuscript score for "Light," part of Black, Brown and Beige, about 1940
 
Kermit the Frog, about 1970
 
Star-Spangled Banner, 1814
 
Chinese American woman's dress, 1930s
 
Radiator emblems, 1910-40
 
Moccasins, 1870s
 
Barbie doll, 1958
 
Anti-Vietnam War poster by Sarah Beach, 1970s
 
Neon signs, about 1940-70

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