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Tokens & Treasures: Gifts to Twelve Presidents

The National Archives and Records Administration has an exquisite online exhibit displaying gifts that were given to twelve U.S. presidents by ordinary citizens, famous artists, and heads of state. The "Gifts of State" link highlights the latter. There are more than a few pieces that are simply beautiful, such as the rich, red enamel and gold tea set given to Franklin Roosevelt by the Crown and...