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

Cover: 'Souvenir Relics: Relics, Keepsakes and Curios from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History'

Staff Review: "Souvenir Relics: Relics, Keepsakes and Curios from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History" by William L. Bird, Jr.

★★★★★

This appealing look at American history spotlights over 50 memorabilia from history, detailing each item's history and how they came to find a home at the Smithsonian. Included are such fascinating items as a piece of the original Plymouth Rock, a Washington Monument cornerstone, the table/chairs used by Grant and Lee at Appomattox, a framed lock of Andrew Jackson's hair and a JFK tie-clip. Bird's book is an educational - and fun - survey of small parts of American history.
 

Audience: adults | Genre: nonfiction, history

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