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Presidential inauguration souvenirs are a time-honoured tradition in American culture. As such, Constantin Boym and Laurene Boym’s newest miniature celebrates Barack Obama. Shrugging the cynicism of their renowned Buildings of Disaster, cast in weighty bonded nickel, the limited-edition 2009 Obama White House is handcast in an optimistically bright blue resin. “We have reason to celebrate!” exclaim the Boyms.