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Glass paperweights have been popular souvenirs since the 1860s. They remain an affordable way to bring home a tangible representation of the presidency. These 20th-century paperweights bear the images of Presidents McKinley and Jefferson.




Presidential pencil case, Teddy Roosevelt teeth whistle, and Clinton mask
Unfortunately, the image of the president does not ensure the quality or propriety of a souvenir, as these objects attest. The plastic case contains one pencil for each president, and the whistle portrays Theodore Roosevelt's famous buckteeth. The Halloween mask of Bill Clinton is from 1992.
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