About the Artist:
The White House is both a symbol and part of the national heritage of the United States of America. It is the only residence of a Chief of State in the world open to the public without charge and is visited by more than one and a half million people each year.
The White House Historical Association was organized in 1961 to enhance public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the White House. Income from the sale of books, slides and other published materials about the White House is used to acquire historical furnishings and other objects for the White House.
This 1991 Christmas ornament celebrating the history of the U.S. White House was acquired at an estate sale in northwest Indiana. The ornament comes with its original gift box and an eight-page description pamphlet.
The White House Christmas ornament for the year 1991 commemorates the presidency of William Henry Harrison. The ornament depicts Harrison in full military dress astride his white charger. The images of President Harrison and his horse are based on their portrayal in a painting by Alonzo Pease, a contemporary of Harrison. Another contemporary and personal friend of Harrison, Platt Rogers Spencer, developed the style of script that is used on the ornament.
This beautiful and collectible Christmas ornament would make a wonderful holiday gift as well as a welcome addition to any Americana collection.