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18 objects that define America
A piece of Plymouth Rock. Louis Armstrong’s trumpet. Here are some of the 101 objects chosen by Smithsonian magazine to symbolize a nation, selected from the museum’s collection of 137 million artifacts.
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 The Star-Spangled Banner
The flag that inspired the national anthem, giving proof to the night in 1814 when the British shelled Fort McHenry in Baltimore, where it flew.
/ National Museum of American History
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