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Photo: Smithsonian
This life-size statue of Thomas Jefferson, created for the Smithsonian Institution’s “Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty” exhibit, is actually a clone. It was rendered by a 3-D printer from ultrahigh-res laser scans of the original. The statue is part of the Smithsonian’s plan to create exact copies of pieces in its collection so that the replicas can be dispatched to museums across the globe.

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