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Description

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.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1997

Measurement

3 3/8 inches (height)

Materials and Techniques Display

24k gold finished brass and porcelain stone

Inscription

recto: Christmas 1997 verso: The White House / President Franklin Pierce / ©1997 WHHA / Made in USA

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

decoration (ornaments)

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

5150

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

1997 The White House Grounds Ornament (from the White House Historical Association collection)

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