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Ornaments From Across the USA

Each year one-of-a-kind ornaments are made by Americans representing every U.S. state, territory, and the District of Columbia. Explore some of the ornaments created for 2022's America Celebrates display.

ornament depicting whales in the water below the San Francisco bridge at night
ornament depicting cacti in greyscale, against a swirling sky of blues and purples
ornament depicting a family watching a sunset
ornament depicting a night sky against mountaintops; at the bottom of the ornament is a woven basket


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