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 1987 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, an eight-page description pamphlet, and an order form for additional White House Historical Association ornaments.
The theme of the White House Christmas ornament for the year 1987 is set in the image of the sandstone portal and double mahogany doors of the White House. The ornament also commemorates the presidency of John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States, who resided in the White House from 1825-1829. Though President Adams did not commission the building of the great doorway, its rich stone carvings depict the President’s favorite architectural motifs of oak leaves and acorns.
This beautiful and collectible Christmas ornament would make a wonderful holiday gift as well as a welcome addition to any Americana collection.