Christmas 1995 Collectible Ornament
White House Historical Association
3.25"w x 3.25"h
Living Room, Family Room
This 1995 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 White House Christmas ornament for the year 1995 commemorates the presidency of Zachary Taylor, who was the fourth military hero to hold office and the second to die while President. He rose to popularity in the Mexican War (1846-1848), was elected in 1848, served one year and 126 days, and survives in history as a rather obscure figure, surrounded in the national memory by the flutter of flags and the blast of cannons, with the nickname given him by his soldiers, Old Rough and Ready.
This beautiful and collectible Christmas ornament would make a wonderful holiday gift as well as a welcome addition to any Americana collection.
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.