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The Christmas ornament honors William Howard Taft, the twenty-seventh President of the United States and introducer of the automobile to the White House. The three-dimensional ornament is made in the likeness of the first Presidential automobile. A chauffeur is shown driving the car while President and First Lady Taft ride in the backseat holding Christmas packages.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
2 X 3 1/2 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
Non-tarnishing 24k gold-plated brass
recto: CHRISTMAS 2012 verso: THE WHITE HOUSE
Christmas tree ornaments; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; 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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