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Friends of the White House George Washington Christmas Ornament

SKU: USA79

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$59.95

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2008 edition of the beautiful white house christmas ornament series produced by "Friends of the White House" celebrating the inaguration and presidency of George Washington. Each ornament is hand blown, silvered, hand-painted and intricately decorated glass ornament. Elegantly gift boxed along with decriptive literature. This first in a series ornament commemorated the fascinating story behind the White House and our presidential history.

By creating the first-in-an-annual-series of ornaments, Friends of the White House honors the first President of the United States, George Washington, and his supervision of the construction of the White House.

The result of a centuries-old tradition of distinctive glass making, this handcrafted ornament is mouth blown, silvered, hand painted, and intricately decorated by skilled artisans. Each glittering ornament is truly unique.

This ornament features a faithful reproduction of an original painting depicting President George Washington supervising the construction of the unfinished White House along with his architect James Hoban, his Commissioners, and Master Mason.

Incorporated into the design is President Washington’s signature along with the inscription etched onto a polished brass plate that was placed on top of the foundation and below the cornerstone in the southwest corner of the White House.

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Historical Notes

When President George Washington signed an Act of Congress in 1790, he initiated the creation of what would be an enduring emblem of the power and politics of the United States: the White House. Working with the visionary city planner, Pierre L'Enfant, Washington found an idyllic setting for the White House. The design for the White House was the result of a competitive selection process, in which nine architects vied for the prize. The winner, James Hoban, won the honor of having his momentous design developed into the President’s House, the original name for what is now known as The White House. While Washington supervised the initial stages of the White House construction in 1792, he was never an occupant of the presidential house. John Adams, the second President of the United States, and Abigail Adams, his wife, became its first inhabitants in 1800. As the last stones of the foundation were placed, the cornerstone in the southwest corner was set on top of a polished brass plate with the following inscription:

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Historical Notes When President George Washington signed an Act of Congress in 1790, he initiated the creation of what would be an enduring emblem of the power and politics of the United States: the White House. Working with the visionary city planner, Pierre L'Enfant, Washington found an idyllic setting for the White House. The design for the White House was the result of a competitive selection process, in which nine architects vied for the prize. The winner, James Hoban, won the honor of having his momentous design developed into the President’s House, the original name for what is now known as The White House. While Washington supervised the initial stages of the White House construction in 1792, he was never an occupant of the presidential house. John Adams, the second President of the United States, and Abigail Adams, his wife, became its first inhabitants in 1800. As the last stones of the foundation were placed, the cornerstone in the southwest corner was set on top of a polished brass plate with the following inscription:
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size Large 5" tall ornament
Price $59.95

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