A retractable toothpick

[LBJ Library photo by Ruth Goerger]

This week's artifact is a retractable toothpick (1973.2736.1) – about the size of a golf pencil – given to LBJ by his Senate office staff. An attached note read, “To Sen. Johnson – But please don’t use on Senate Floor!  From Your Office Staff”

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Did You Know…

Room S-211 in The United States Capitol is also known as The Lyndon Baines Johnson Room, or the "LBJ Room." In 1959, Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson used S-211 and S-212 as an office suite and remained there during his Vice-Presidency. The ceiling features four frescoes designed by Italian artist Constantino Brumidi. Read more and view drawings and photographs.

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