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Commemorative hatchet
During much of the 19th century, George Washington's image dominated the iconography of the presidents. It was reproduced on souvenirs and household items, affirming his continued historical importance and the nation's need for heroes. This cast-iron hatchet was a souvenir from the centennial celebration of Washington's 1789 inauguration.

Andrew Jackson snuff box
Andrew Jackson garnered the support and admiration of many Americans. This souvenir snuffbox, about 1828, depicts Jackson as a military hero.
Andrew Jackson comb
This 1831 comb has Jackson's image surrounded by those of Washington and Lafayette.
Washington costume
During the 1932 bicentennial of George Washington's birth, plays and pageants performed in costumes like this one were presented throughout the nation.
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