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The Christmas ornament honors Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States. The ornament's design is inspired by the White House renovations that took place in 1853-1854. At the ornament's front a color image of the White House is depicted and the gold frame is made in the likeness of mirrors Pierce hung in the state parlors. At the ornament's top, a maroon silk ribbon is attached for hanging.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
3 3/8 inches (height)
Materials and Techniques Display
24k gold finished brass and porcelain stone
recto: Christmas 1997 verso: The White House / President Franklin Pierce / ©1997 WHHA / Made in USA
Christmas tree ornaments; Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869; White House Historical Association
souvenirs & novelties
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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