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2008 President George Washington Christmas Ornament
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 construction in 1792, he was never an occupant of the White House.
The President George Washington ornament is the result of a centuries-old tradition of distinctive glass making. The ornament has been hand-blown, silvered, individually painted and intricately decorated with by skilled artisans. The gold colored ornament features a painting of the White House, a replica of G Washington’s signature and jeweled blue and red flowers.
Historically significant descriptive literature is included with each gift boxed ornament. Ornament is approximately 5 ½” x 3”.