Marking history with souvenirs

January 19, 2009 2:54:47 PM PST
If you're looking for a souvenir of Obama's inauguration, Washington, D.C. is the place to find it.Americans from across the country are seizing the opportunity to sell anything and everything Obama.

Doris McCullough drove down from West Philadelphia to sell the Obama candles she made.

"I think it's wonderful. I think it's a bunch of people trying to be entrepreneurs and it's genuine," McCullough said.

At the Obama superstore, people are shelling out hundreds of dollars on t-shirts, pins, even inaugural breathmints.

Even the bobbleheads are considered limited edition.

"You don't know where to start when you walk in. It's overwhelming. Obama's face all over it," said Alyssa Gregory of Pemberton, New Jersey.

The official inauguration store is selling designer t-shirts from $79 to $150, and the place was packed.

Katrina and Rob Placer from Trenton were amazed by all that's out there available to buy.

"It's fun to look and see what's out there," Katrina said.

"It's fun. If it's part of his economic stimulus package, it's great," Rob Placer said.

Some people are even hoping that the value of these items goes up as time goes on.


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