American Treasures

The largest library in the world is spilling it out. As of May 1st, it will be showing rarities such as Samuel Morse's first telegraph, old Mickey Mouse comic books, and everything President Abraham Lincoln was carrying in his pocket on the day of his assassination. The exhibit is entitled "American Treasures, " and it appeals to the visitors' eyes as well as to their ears. Old tapes carry the voices of Thomas Edison and Mark Twain, composer Aaron Copland plays the piano, and a radio announcer breaks the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor that drew America into World War II. The exhibit marks the opening of a newly-renovated hall at the Library of Congress. Besides, the library wants to educate the public in a time of financial cuts.

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