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"I whole-heartedly agree with Linda Berg's comment. As silly as it may seem, when I think of a specific artifact housed by the Smithsonian, this sweater is the first to come to mind. It is the iconic item of the man who was cherished by generations of American children, now grown up, traveling, and longing to see this comforting piece of their childhoods and our culture's history alongside all of DC's monuments to war and government."