11 Weird Food Items Found in the Smithsonian

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The Smithsonian Institution is home to tons of the most culturally significant artifacts in American history. While the Smithsonian archives all facets of culture, their collection of culinary memorabilia is particularly fascinating. From political movements to fast food fads, so many stories can be told through these meaningful objects. The Mayor McCheese Doll from the 1970s (pictured above) is just one of the weird items that helps tell the story of how our country eats. (Love it or hate it, you can't deny the influence of McDonald's!) The gallery that follows includes more of their highlights.