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The Christmas ornament honors the White House architect, James Hoban. The ornament depicts both the North and South views of the White House and is made from the same sandstone from the Virginia quarry from which the White House stones were sourced. At the ornament's top, a red, white, and blue ribbon is attached for hanging. A gold brass banner is attached to the bottom.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
3 1/2 X 3 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
Non-tarnishing 24k gold-finished brass and sandstone
recto and verso: THE WHITE HOUSE
Christmas tree ornaments; Hoban, James, approximately 1762-1831; 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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