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Michelle Obama's Pruning Shears

Educating the public about nutrition

First ladies have championed causes and used their position to raise issues of concern with the president and the public. Several modern first ladies have launched their own programs from their East Wing offices. Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, dedicated to promoting health and good nutrition, included the cultivation of a widely publicized White House vegetable garden.

shears, pruning

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Political and Military History: Political History, First Ladies Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Exhibition
Food: Transforming the American Table
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Associated Date
2009-2017
ID Number
2018.0242.001
accession number
2018.0242
catalog number
2018.0242.001
user
Obama, Michelle
subject
First Ladies
Women's History
Gardening
Associated Place
United States: District of Columbia, White House
Physical Description
aluminum; steel; plastic (overall material)
metal; plastic (overall material)
red (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 8 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 in; 21.59 cm x 5.715 cm x 2.54 cm
overall: 8 1/2 in x 3/8 in; 21.59 cm x .9525 cm
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Object Name
shears, pruning
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-d875-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
Record ID
nmah_1913170
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