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Description

The Christmas ornament honors James A. Garfield, the twentieth President of the United States. The ornament is inspired by the Victorian era, the period in which Garfield served. At its front, the ornament depicts a contemporaneous illustration of the South Facade of the White House, which is surrounded by an ornate wreath made of gold-finished brass. At the ornament's top, a gold string is attached for hanging.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1995

Measurement

3 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

Non-tarnishing 24k gold-finished brass with porcelain stone

Inscription

recto: THE WHITE HOUSE / 2005 verso: ©2005 WHHA

Creation Location

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

Work Type

decoration (ornaments)

Class

souvenirs & novelties

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

5315

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.

2005 White House Christmas Ornament, The South Facade

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