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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: How Women Won the Vote
How Women Won the Vote
In time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of a women's right to vote in America comes How Women Won the Vote: Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and Their Big Idea, a riveting story of the two trailblazers who planned the historic Women's March of 1913, paving the way for the passage of the 19th amendment—from Newbery Honor Medalist Susan Campbell Bartoletti. Get immersed in the excitement and thrill of a country undergoing dramatic social and political change! Meet the women who weren't afraid to use radical tactics, pull off a huge parade, picket President Woodrow Wilson outside the White House, go to jail, go on hunger strikes, and fight until a federal amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified.

Look at photos and illustrations (by Ziyue Chen) that put you right there, during a brilliantly planned and choreographed march and pageant demanding an amendment to the constitution of the United States! The Women's March of 1913 was an incredible sight to behold: over 5,000 suffragists marching, 9 bands, 4 mounted brigades, 26 floats—all marching past 250,000 spectators. There was even a riot! How Women Won the Vote is perfect for the many historical institutions and educational organizations who are celebrating the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment and for Women's History Month promotions.

Because of Her Story Part of Smithsonian's
American Women's History Initiative
 
Slide 5: 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 6: 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 7: Frederick Douglass Bust
Frederick Douglass Bust
$28.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

This exclusive Frederick Douglass Bust will add inspirational charm and dignity to your desk, bookshelf, office, or other place where you may want to pay tribute to this American hero. Bronze tone. Made in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 8: Vegetables Seed Catalogue Jigsaw Puzzle
Vegetables Seed Catalogue Jigsaw Puzzle
$22.00
This 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". Made in the USA.
 
Slide 9: Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life
Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life
Was: $16.99 Now: $9.99
Like no other American, Abraham Lincoln's life is entwined with the history and culture of the nation. His rise from poverty to the presidency has inspired others to believe in the promise of opportunity; his success in preserving the nation is one of our greatest triumphs; his death is our American tragedy.

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth in 2009, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History published its unparalleled Lincoln collection. It contains many historical treasures, including: Lincoln's top hat, his gold pocket watch from his days as a Springfield lawyer, the inkstand he used to draft the Emancipation Proclamation, his patent model for lifting boats, one of Mary Lincoln's White House gowns and jewelry, and prison hoods and shackles worn by the Lincoln conspirators. Showcasing more than 125 objects and photographs, Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life tells a new and intimate story of the life and legacy of this remarkable American icon.
 
Slide 10: 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 in the USA 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 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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 14: 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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Slide 15: Sterling Silver Eisenhower Dollar Money Clip
Sterling Silver Eisenhower Dollar Money Clip
$220.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

Featuring the reverse of a genuine Eisenhower dollar—minted between 1971 and 1978—this Sterling Silver Eisenhower Dollar Money Clip includes a certificate of authenticity. Made in the U.S.A. Gift boxed.
 
Slide 16: Smithsonian American Women
Smithsonian American Women
$40.00
Smithsonian American Women is an inspiring and surprising celebration of U.S. women's history told through Smithsonian artifacts illustrating women's participation in science, art, music, sports, fashion, business, religion, entertainment, military, politics, activism, and more. This book offers a unique, panoramic look at women's history in the United States through the lens of ordinary objects from, by, and for extraordinary women. Featuring more than 280 artifacts from 16 Smithsonian museums and archives, and more than 135 essays from 95 Smithsonian authors, this book tells women's history as only the Smithsonian can.

Because of Her Story Part of Smithsonian's
American Women's History Initiative
 
Slide 17: Jefferson Nickel Cuff Links
Jefferson Nickel Cuff Links
$48.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

Personal style currency. The centers of uncirculated Jefferson nickels have been made into cuff links. Stainless steel components. These Jefferson Nickel Cuff Links are handcrafted in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 18: The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects - Paperback
The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects - Paperback
$40.00
Take a journey through America’s collective memory—from ancient fossils to the digital age—with this encyclopedic chronicle. The Smithsonian Institution is America's largest, most important, and most beloved repository for the objects that define our common heritage. Under Secretary for Art, History, and Culture Richard Kurin (the Smithsonian’s first Distinguished Scholar and Ambassador at Large), aided by a team of top Smithsonian curators and scholars, has assembled in this paperback, The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects, a literary exhibition of 101 objects from across the Smithsonian's museums that together offer a marvelous perspective on the history of the United States.
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Slide 19: Begin With the Past
Begin With the Past
$29.95
Begin With the Past: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture presents the long history of efforts to build a permanent place to collect, study, and present African American history and culture. In 2003 the museum was officially established at long last, yet the work of the museum was only just beginning. The book traces the appointment of the director, the selection of the site, and the process of conceiving, designing, and constructing a public monument to the achievements and contributions of African Americans. The careful selection of architects, designers, and engineers culminated in a museum that embodies African American sensibilities about space, form, and material and incorporates rich cultural symbols into the design of the building and its surrounding landscape.
 
Slide 20: First Ladies Eagle Pin
First Ladies Eagle Pin
$60.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

Sparkle Like a First Lady. Bejeweled with Austrian crystals, this First Ladies Eagle Pin is adapted from a brooch in our American History Museum's The First Ladies exhibition. Created in 1967 to honor all future U.S. first ladies, this historic pin is perfect for casual or dressy outfits. Made in China.
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