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Smithsonian Institution, 1996 Additions

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Vintage Smithsonian Institution from 1996 Additions handcrafted from 3/4" thick wood by The Cat's Meow Village in the USA

8" x 5.25"
Washington D.C.

This ¾” thick Smithsonian Institution is hand screen printed on the front with a short description on the back. It is part of the 1996 Additions, created by Cat’s Meow founder, Faline Jones, in her fourteenth year of business. This piece was introduced on May 1, 1996 and retired on December 31, 1996.

Established August 10, 1846, "The Castle" owes its existance to James Smithson, an Englishman who never set foot in America. He willed his estate to the united states so they would create "an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men."

Look for our trademark black cat, Casper, on every Cat’s Meow. Handcrafted in our Wooster, Ohio workshop.

There are a limited number of this piece available, which is reflected in the price. With your purchase of this building, Faline will donate 10% to Amani Ya Juu, a fair-trade sewing and training program for marginalized women throughout Africa. Visit their website: (no wholesale orders)