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In 1959, the Smithsonian Institution received a letter from Mrs. James “Shirley C.” Wade offering to sell a linen banner bearing an ink portrait of the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. An eagle carried the Jefferson portrait victoriously aloft framed in a halo of seven-pointed stars. From the bird’s beak streamed a ribbon proclaiming: “T. Jefferson President of the United States. John Adams is No More.

Read more on Smithsonian Magazine:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-two-kids-playing-railroad-tracks-1950s-found-national-treasure-180974125/

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