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Description

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.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 2012

Measurement

2 X 3 1/2 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

Non-tarnishing 24k gold-plated brass

Inscription

recto: CHRISTMAS 2012 verso: THE WHITE HOUSE

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

7079

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.

2012 White House Christmas Ornament, The First Presidential Automobile

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