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Slide 0: Rosa Parks "We March On" Socks
Rosa Parks "We March On" Socks
$20.00
Equality is right in step with Rosa Parks memorabilia socks. This pair of comfy crew socks bears the civil rights icon's likeness along with the phrase, "We March On" at the cuff and also "I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free so other people would also be free."
 
Slide 1: We Can Do It Adult Mask
We Can Do It Adult Mask
$15.00
* THIS ITEM IS NOT RETURNABLE. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. *

In response to the CDC recommendation that people wear a cloth face covering when out in the community, non-medical, reusable masks have become an essential accessory today. Motivation and protection team up in this art-inspired face mask. Rosie the Riveter, the cultural icon from World War II, flexes across the hand sewn adult mask. This We Can Do It Adult Mask is made in the USA with stretchy ear loops that feel comfortable while Rosie helps shield you from germs.
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Slide 2: History of the World in 1,000 Objects
History of the World in 1,000 Objects
$50.00
In History of the World in 1,000 Objects, discover how humans created their world from the objects they left behind. From the U.S. Constitution to the first iPhone, what has defined us is our talent for making things, from basic technology and everyday objects. With stunning, exclusive photography, this book highlights the objects our ancestors treasured, from the jewelry worn by the Mesopotamians to the prized ritual vessels used by the people of the Shang Dynasty, to give readers insight into what gave each culture its own identity.
 
Slide 3: Jewels That Made History
Jewels That Made History
$45.00
From ancient treasures to royal weddings and the red carpet, Jewels That Made History: 101 Stones, Myths, and Legends by Stellene Volandes is a stunning, surprising, and glittering tour of historic turning points and gem-driven drama, delving into the passions and predilections of some of the world's most interesting and extraordinary people.
 
Slide 4: Jailed Freedom Pin
Jailed Freedom Pin
$22.00
This custom-shaped Jailed Freedom Pin commemorates the jailing of 168 women suffragists who were arrested for picketing the White House in 1917. Led by Alice Paul the leader of the National Woman's Party, the women posted pickets at the White House gates—the first people to ever picket the White House. Upon their release from jail the suffragists were awarded with small silver pins in the shape of prison doors with heart shaped locks. Pewter cast with joint, pin and safety catch attachments. A one inch chain soldered onto the hinge and door lock, antique finish. Made in the USA.

Because of Her Story Part of Smithsonian's
American Women's History Initiative
 
Slide 5: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bust
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bust
$40.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

This exclusive Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bust celebrates the U.S. Supreme Court Justice and was created for use with the WhereAreTheWomen? Kickstarter. This group was raising awareness for the lack of female representation in the form of statues, busts, and most public art. A thoughtful gift for a strong woman, or a delightful addition to your own desk, office, or bookshelf. Natural white bonded marble. Made in the U.S.A.

Because of Her Story Part of Smithsonian's
American Women's History Initiative
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Slide 6: Smithsonian Vegetables Seed Catalogue Jigsaw Puzzle
Smithsonian Vegetables Seed Catalogue Jigsaw Puzzle
$22.00
Featuring artwork from the Smithsonian Seed Catalogue Collection, this Smithsonian Vegetables Seed Catalogue Jigsaw Puzzle features strong high-quality puzzle pieces. Made from recycled board and printed with vegetable based ink. This superior quality puzzle will delight and educate all at the same time. 1,000 pieces. Box size: 10" x 14" x 2.37". Finished puzzle size: 19.25" x 26.5".
 
Slide 7: Presidents of the United States Jigsaw Puzzle
Presidents of the United States Jigsaw Puzzle
$22.00
From Eurographics, this Presidents of the United States Jigsaw Puzzle depicts all the Presidents of the United States. There have been 45 presidencies (including the current) and 44 different individuals have served as president. This superior quality puzzle will delight and educate all at the same time! Made using the highest quality blue board. High quality puzzle pieces that won't break. 1,000 pieces. Box size: 10" x 14" x 2.37". Finished puzzle size: 19.25" x 26.5".
 
Slide 8: The Negro Motorist Green Book Compendium
The Negro Motorist Green Book Compendium
$19.99
During the dangerous days of Jim Crow segregation, it was difficult to be an African-American traveler, as hotels that would take you or restaurants that would serve you were few and far between. This was addressed by The Negro Motorist Green Book, an annual listing of lodging, diners, gas stations, and other businesses that could handle the needs of the Black customer. Created in 1936 by Harlem-based postman Victor H. Green, the Green Book served the public until after the passage of the Civil Rights Act in the 1960's ended legal segregation. In The Negro Motorist Green Book Compendium you can see all the articles, all the ads, and all the listings from four editions of the Green Book: 1938, 1947, 1954, and 1963-1964, one for each decade in which the series was published—and all of it reproduced at about 50% larger than the original size, for easier reading.
 
Slide 9: The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection
The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection
$12.95
The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection, published in 2014, is a beautifully illustrated book inspired by one of the most popular attractions at the Smithsonian: The First Ladies exhibit at the National Museum of American History. This striking book showcases the treasures from first ladies throughout history, ranging from Martha Washington's silk dress and dressing mirror to Michelle Obama's 2009 inaugural gown and jewelry, and tells the story of the first ladies as public and private figures. They illustrate how these women, thrust into an influential and visible role by happenstance of marriage, adapted themselves and the role of first lady by taking on responsibilities as campaigners, hostesses, and policy advocates.
 
Slide 10: Apollo to the Moon: A History in 50 Objects
Apollo to the Moon: A History in 50 Objects
$35.00
Apollo to the Moon: A History in 50 Objects features striking photographs, gripping graphics, and engaging stories. Fifty key artifacts from the Smithsonian's archives tell the story of NASA's Apollo missions to the moon.
 
Slide 11: American Eagle: A Visual History of Our National Emblem
American Eagle: A Visual History of Our National Emblem
$75.00
Richly illustrated and documented, American Eagle: A Visual History of Our National Emblem explores the history of the American eagle in American culture—from 1782 when it first appeared as a key element in the Great Seal of the United States to the present.
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