The charming color image of the east front of the mansion with guests and family enjoying a stroll on the east lawn featured on the new Mount Vernon 2013 ornament is from the lithograph, “The Home of Washington, Mount Vernon, 1858”. No publisher is identified but the print is identical to another in the Mount Vernon collection issued by Currier & Ives. Nathanial Currier and James Merritt Ives operated the famous lithography firm that specialized in scenes of American life and history. The original print was a gift from Mrs. James T. Neal, who served as Vice Regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association for Indiana from 1982 to 1994.
The center porcelain piece of the ornament is held inside an eight-point decorative framing with 24k gold finish accented with red, white and blue details. The reverse has “Mount Vernon the Home of George & Martha Washington by Currier & Ives circa 1858, 2013 MV” in red, white and blue lettering.
The overall ornament is approximately 3 ½” x 3 ¼” and includes red ribbon for hanging.
Beautifully gift-boxed with an educational enclosure card.