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Description

The Christmas ornament honors James Buchanan, fifteenth president of the United States. The ornament's design was inspired by Andrew Jackson's presidential glassware. Buchanan was the last president to use this pattern. At the ornament's front, white magnolia blossoms and red camellias surround a white eagle and shield. Attached to the top of the ornament is a green silk ribbon for hanging.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1998

Measurement

2 7/8 inches (height)

Materials and Techniques Display

24k gold-finished brass with porcelain stone

Inscription

recto: The White House / Christmas 1998/ E PLURIBUS / UNUM verso: President James Buchanan / ©1998 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

5149

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.

1998 The American Bald Eagle and Shield Ornament (from the White House Historical Association collection)

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