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Description

The Christmas ornament honors Woodrow Wilson, the twenty-eighth President of the United States. At the ornament's front, an image of the American Elm tree Wilson planted on the North Lawn of the White House ( 18 December 1913) is depicted. Two peace doves carry banners and flank the image. On the reverse, a quote by Wilson is inscribed and surrounded by a wreath of holly. At the ornament's top, a red silk ribbon is attached for hanging.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 2013

Measurement

2 3/4 inch (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

Non-tarnishing 24k gold-plated brass

Inscription

recto: THE WHITE HOUSE / CHRISTMAS 2013 verso: "...peace must be / planted upon the / tested foundations / of political liberty." / Woodrow Wilson [facsimile signature]

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

7080

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.

2013 White House Christmas Ornament, The American Elm Tree

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