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The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects

The Smithsonian

by Richard Kurin,
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 22, 2013

In 2011, as she listened to an 1880s recording of Alexander Graham Bell reciting "Mary Had a Little Lamb," Carlene Stephens, a curator at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., exclaimed, "This stuff makes the hair stand up on the back on my neck. It's the past speaking directly to us in a way we haven't heard before."

 

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