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National Museum of American History  
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Northwest
Washington, DC 20560

A National Historic Landmark designed by the architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White, the National Museum of American History was the sixth Smithsonian building on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History collects and preserves more than three million historic American artifacts, including the original Star-Spangled Banner, Abraham Lincoln’s top hat, Dizzy Gillespie’s angled trumpet and Dorothy’s ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz.” The Museum’s Archives Center houses documents, photographs and other such works as the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, advertising histories of major U.S. corporations and the Duke Ellington Collection that contains sheet music, correspondence and photographs.

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