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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 Mike O Marathon Co 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 Mike O Marathon County Public Library Find this book in our library catalog This book highlights some of the souvenirs that people have donated to the Smithsonian through the years Though some items seem trivial, such as pebbles or pieces of Roman mosaics, some are of great historical impact, like the chairs Lee and Grant sat in to hammer out the terms of surrender at Appomattox.Loaded with illustrations, this book is informative for the history buff, particularly for the forward, in which we learn how museums came to be and the history of America s museum, the Smithso This book highlights some of the souvenirs that people have donated to the Smithsonian through the years Though some items seem trivial, such as pebbles or pieces of Roman mosaics, some are of great historical impact, like the chairs Lee and Grant sat in to hammer out the terms of surrender at Appomattox.Loaded with illustrations, this book is informative for the history buff, particularly for the forward, in which we learn how museums came to be and the history of America s museum, the Smithsonian Institution After an introduction c.40pp that gives a capsule history of the Smithsonian and of collecting historical relics as souvenirs, presents 50 objects from the museum s collections in facing page descriptions and photographs What I particularly liked about the volume is that the tone replicates the uncomfortable attitude of historians and professional scholars towards such relics, while also giving them fair coverage and due respect Those with casual interest will still find the photos and desc After an introduction c.40pp that gives a capsule history of the Smithsonian and of collecting historical relics as souvenirs, presents 50 objects from the museum s collections in facing page descriptions and photographs What I particularly liked about the volume is that the tone replicates the uncomfortable attitude of historians and professional scholars towards such relics, while also giving them fair coverage and due respect Those with casual interest will still find the photos and descriptions interesting, but the introduction while quite readable will likely be of most interest toserious students of material culture, collecting, and the minutiae of history This is a wonderful short read on the subject of the souvenir and relic in American culture Though this notion is a European one, America because it s history was unfolding when the notion was at it s height, has a distinct relationship with it This book provides great photos of both little known and highlighted artifacts in the Smithsonian Institute s collection Each photo is accompanied by a blurb about the significance of the object, speculation upon it s authenticity and a bit about prov This is a wonderful short read on the subject of the souvenir and relic in American culture Though this notion is a European one, America because it s history was unfolding when the notion was at it s height, has a distinct relationship with it This book provides great photos of both little known and highlighted artifacts in the Smithsonian Institute s collection Each photo is accompanied by a blurb about the significance of the object, speculation upon it s authenticity and a bit about provenance A very interesting short read for the museum hound, the art aficionado and American history buff in me interesting insight into the Smithsonian s collection Rather bland collection of items from the Smithsonian s National Museum of American History Exceptions include the dishtowel used as a white flag of truce by a confederate soldier before Lee and Grant met to end the Civil War and a stone from the dungeon of Joan of Arc More interesting is the chapter on the history of artifacts and souvenirs in American culture. .FREE PDF ☦ Souvenir Nation: Relics, Keepsakes, and Curios from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History ⚇ The objects described and pictured here are from the collection of the Division of Political History, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution Good quick readGood quick read on some unusual items from many sources Nothing deep and detailed It is amazing what we value as historic