Complete set of 40 annual ornaments (1981 - 2020) presented by the White House Historical Association. Condition, each presented in their original box, including paperwork. Includes 4 Box Sets and Individual years. Yes - Box Set 1984 - 1987. This is the first in a series and is a replica of the famous angel weathervane made in 1840 in Charlestown, MA.Yes - Box Set 1985 - 1988. Monroe had the half-circle portico built in 1823, giving the mansion one of its most distinctive architectural features and one of the finest examples of 19th-century American stone carving. Adams' special interest in native American trees led him to transform the barren White House grounds into the arboretum we enjoy today. It has two children looking at a tree with a rooster on top and an invitation inscribed on the bottom from the children of Jackson inviting guests to "frolic in the East Room". Jackson lived at the White House with his late wife's neices and nephews and their numerous children, who had the run of the house. The Christmas party he gave in 1836 for the children of the White House featured a snow fight complete with cotton snowballs! The 1989 ornament is a replica of the official seal of the President, which was adapted from the official United States seal by President Rutherford B.
Permission to reproduce the seal for the 200th anniversary of the Presidency was granted to the Association by the Counsel to the President. Yes - Box Set 1990 - 1993. (1841) -- William Henry Harrison in full military dress on horseback. The 200th Anniversary of Cornerstone. Yes - Box Set 1994 - 1997.Marine Band on the south lawn of the White House. Created by military historial artist Donna Neary. The top is engraved "THE WHITE HOUSE". The fancy gilt frame, based upon the elaborate gold-leafed frames of two huge mirrors he hung in the state parlors, symbolizes the rich character of the new furnishings, while the tranquil view (1857) from the south shows the White House in Pierce's era, after the work was completed. President Buchanan was the last president to use the Jackson pattern. A wreath of white magnolia blossoms and red camellias surround the white porcelain bisque eagle. The 1999 ornament commemorates the presidency of Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president. It features his portrait, by George P.
Healey, which hangs in the State Dining Room of the White House. This special edition memento is made from stone from the same Aquia quarry used to construct the White House.The White House Historical Association brings this same stone to you in the form of intricately detailed reproductions of the White House's north and south facades, beautifully displayed in a stunning 24kt-gold-plated frame. The White House 200th anniversary ornament honors the past and welcomes America's future in the new century. The 2001 commemorative Christmas ornament features a three-dimensional replica of a carriage of the type used by President Andrew Johnson. Beautifully crafted, it has a 24kt. Gold finish and 8 enameled colors. Andrew Johnson often took carriage rides out into the surrounding countryside to relax with his family after a stressful day of politics in the White House. This year's ornament is uniquely displayed within packaging that includes an antique engraving-style illustration depicting the carriage returning to the White House at Christmas in 1867.
The crystal-like, acrylic core of the 2002 ornament recalls the sparkling Bohemian glass of the elegant East Room chandeliers. The brass metal decorative frame includes a holiday ribbon, acanthus leaves from the East Room's Louis XVI style wall panels, and a sturdy eagle inspired by the carved mahogany pedestals of the console tables made for the State Dining Room by the firm of A.
The box cover reproduces a portion of the decorative plaster of the 1902 East Room ceiling design. The 2003 White House Christmas Ornament honors President Ulysses S. Inspired by an authentic Victorian illustration of a childs joy at Christmas, this hand-painted porcelain figure is surrounded by a 24-carat, gold-finished brass wreath with enameled colors. Toys available at Washingtons fancy goods stores during the Grant administration (1869-77) adorn a wreath as a steam locomotive swings below.
3 1/8" x 3 1/2". The 2004 White House ornament honors President Rutherford B. President Hayes loved the season, and wintry weather invigorated him.He enjoyed taking his family and guests out on sleigh rides in the hills around Washington. Laughter, mingled with the jingling of sleigh bells, filled the crisp air of the White House grounds.
The oval 3-dimensional ornament sets a nostalgic holiday mood within a 24-carat, gold-finished brass frame. The reverse shimmers with white snowflakes against an enameled, royal blue sky.The 2005 White House ornament honors the 20th President of the United States James A. His term of office, which began in March 1881, ended tragically in September of the same year when he died more than two months after being shot twice by an assassin. The design of the ornament is reflective of Garfield's personal style as well as the style of the Victorian period during which he served as president. It is comprised of a round ceramic stone featuring a period illustration of the South Front of the White House surrounded by a highly decorative wreath made of gold-plated brass. The colors and intricate motifs used to decorate the wreath are derived from the décor and collection of Lawnfield, the president's home in Mentor, Ohio.
President Garfield's monogram, "JAG, " featured at the bottom center portion of the wreath, is reproduced from his inaugural ball decorations. (18811885)This ornament honors the administration of the 21st President of the United States, who having served just six months as vice president to James A.Garfield, assumed the presidency in September 1881 when Garfield succumbed to the wounds inflicted by an assassin's bullet. He brought to the White House a luxurious style that signaled the nation's return to prosperity after the economic troubles of the late 1870s. The design is inspired by the period motifs and rich decor of Arthur's White House, which will be forever distinguished by the early work of famed American artist and decorator Louis Comfort Tiffany.
The North Portico of the White House is depicted in the center beneath an American bald eagle. The two translucent ovals flanking the center depict the American dogwood blossoms that Tiffany incorporated in a large screen of red, white, and blue glass, which stood in the Entrance Hall until the turn of the century. The naturalistic leaves that comprise the gold-plated outer wreath of the ornament are derived from murals painted in the Entrance Hall.The honeysuckle details ("anthemia") in the inner oval frame are adapted from the high Victorian decoration of the East Room. President to serve two non-consecutive terms, Cleveland served as the 22nd president from 1885 to 1889 and as the 24th president from 1893 to 1897; his will be the only presidency to be featured on two White House Historical Association ornaments. Cleveland was also the only president to marry in the White House.
In 1886, the 49-year old bachelor married 21-year old Frances Folsom in a small ceremony in the Blue Room. The historic event is the focus of the 2007 ornament. The central illustration is a tinted reproduction of an engraving that originally appeared in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Magazine depicting the bride and groom taking their vows.
The gold-plated frame surrounding the engraving showcases design elements from the Cleveland's wedding certificate album. The groom's monogram, which anchors a decorative border incorporating orange blossoms from Frances Folsom's wedding gown, is incorporated on the front of the ornament, while the bride's monogram is featured on the back. This ornament honors the administration of President Benjamin Harrison, the twenty-third president of the United States. Harrison was a centennial president inaugurated 100 years after George Washington.
Inspired by the Harrison family's Victorian Christmas tree, this 24 karat gold finished ornament interprets the first recorded tree to decorate the White House. The tree, laden with baubles and garland, is a canvas for all sorts of treats and toys. Beneath the tree are the presents the Harrison grandchildren received: a toy train and a wooden sled await Benjamin, Mary's rosy-cheeked doll sits on a tricycle, and nearby is Marthena's much wished for dollhouse. A three-foot-high Santa Claus completes the season's spectacle.(1885 1889 and 1893 1897) - The only president of the United States elected to two non-consecutive terms, Grover Cleveland served as the 22nd president and as the 24th. The 2009 White House ornament commemorates the 24th presidency. The 2007 ornament commemorates his first term. This second Cleveland ornament illustrates the special place of the Christmas tree in the holiday celebrations of President Clevelands young family. The central hologram depicts the south façade of the White House after an evening snowfall.
The warm glow of the first Christmas tree to be illuminated by electric lights is seen through the tall windows of the second floor Oval Room beyond the center of the columned portico. The reverse side of the ornament recreates a scene from the tree-trimming parties of President and Mrs.
Cleveland, which were held annually for their children and those of cabinet members. The words of a period newspaper report help to describe the presidents delight in preparing Christmas day for his young family. A finely crafted gold plated wreath of snowflakes, painted ice blue and white, frames the oval ornament. The McKinley administration is remembered as a time when the nation moved beyond its continental boundaries to become an international power. The American people idolized McKinley during his presidency, so suddenly cut short by an assassins bullets six months into his second term.
In celebration of the nations patriotic mood as the century turned, the illustrations for this ornament feature festive, colorful scenes from the annual Army Navy Reception at the White House in 1900. The front face of the ornament depicts members of the United States Marine Band performing on the snow covered North Drive as arriving guests disembark from their carriages. The reverse side of the ornament shows the band playing patriotic airs for President and Mrs. McKinley and their party in the flag bedecked splendor of the East Room. It was in this High Victorian East Room that the McKinleys began the era of musicales (receptions with music as the leading feature) at the White House, a tradition that continues to this day.(1901 - 1909) - The 2011 ornament reflects the excitement that President Roosevelt, his wife Edith, and their lively young family brought to life at the White House. The front face of the ornament is a color illustration derived from a political cartoon drawn by William A. Capturing the anticipation associated with the family's first White House Christmas, a jolly Santa Claus crosses the snow covered North Lawn carrying a large bag of toys over his shoulder and announces, I hear that there are some kids in the White House this year. The 2012 White House ornament celebrates President Taft's adoption of the automobile, his love of manufacture and invention, and his ready acceptance of modernity. The ornament depicts President and Mrs. Taft enroute to deliver Christmas presents. They are seated behind chauffeur George H.
Robinson in the White Motor Company's Model M, a seven passenger steam-powered touring car embellished with the Great Seal of the United States on the doors. The color, as described at the time, is a harmonious blend of subdued greens.
The ornament is made in the United States of highly-polished brass with a coating of nickel finished in 24K gold. The years of Wilson's two terms in office, from 1913 to 1921, are defined by the unprecedented devastation of World War I, yet Wilson himself would be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1919, and his life is distinguished by his resolve that the Great War would truly be the war to end all wars. It was President Wilson's extraordinary quest for a lasting world peace that inspired the design of our ornament. The centerpiece of the 2013 ornament is an American Elm tree planted by President Wilson on the North Lawn of the White House on December 18, 1913, just before Christmas. This snowy scene is surrounded by a 24-karat gold-finished frame comprised of elm leaves on the innermost circle, a wreath of olive branches in the middle, and holly leaves bordering Wilsons monogram on the outermost circle.Two peace doves perch upon the olive branches, bearing banners that announce The White House, Christmas 2013. The words inscribed on the reverse side of the ornament were delivered by President Wilson in his War Message to Congress of April 2, 1917: Peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. Harding, who served as the 29th president of the United States of America. (1923 - 1929) - The 2015 White House Christmas ornament honors the administration of Calvin Coolidge, who served as the thirtieth president of the United States from 1923 to 1929. A depiction of the first National Christmas tree crafted from shiny brass plated with nickel and 24k gold is illuminated from within and hung with ornaments representing the events of Coolidges unique life and presidency.
For the first time, the ornament includes an illuminating feature with an LED light incorporated into the design. Discretely enclosed inside the tree design, a small switch on the back of the ornament allows the light to be turned on and off. When turned on, the soft white light casts a warm glow through the windows of the Coolidge White House. Both the north and south facades are included in the ornament design. In total 14 individual ornaments are included on the tree which is topped with a star similar in design to the first National Christmas Tree.The 2016 White House Christmas ornament honors the administration of Herbert Hoover, who served as the thirty-first president of the United States from 1929 to 1933. It is inspired by the fire engines that responded to the 1929 Christmas Eve fire at the White House and the toy trucks presented to children by the Hoovers the following Christmas. The Official 2017 White House Christmas ornament honors the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who served as the thirty-second president of the United States from 1933 to 1945 and his remarkable journey to restore the faith of the American people.
The ornament is crafted from shiny brass plated with nickel and 24-karat gold. The ornament was designed using elements unique to the life and legacy of President Roosevelt.
The eagle cartouche emblazoned on the speakers stand at President Roosevelts first inauguration is the inspiration for the main element of the 2017 ornament. The two flags below have forty-eight stars each, representing the number of states in the union during Roosevelts four terms. The shape of the ornament is reminiscent of the silhouette of a tabletop radio similar to those many Americans had in their homes and used to listen to the presidents reassuring Fireside Chats. Roosevelts beloved Fala is pictured on the back of the ornament, sitting next to a festive Christmas tree and presents. A white leaf motif accenting the ornament edges is based on exterior stone molding that adorning the White House north entrance.
Four stars toward the top of the ornament represent Roosevelts historic four terms as president and the chevron border recalls the design of a card case he carried while serving in office. The White House Historical Associations 2018 White House Christmas Ornament honors Harry S. Truman, the thirty-third president of the United States. This ornament is designed to illustrate three significant changes made by President Truman during his administration, one to the Presidential Seal, and two to the White House itself.
One side of the ornament features his celebrated Truman Balcony, added in 194748 to the South Portico, and the other side features his renovated Blue Room, which, like all the rooms of the house, was dismantled and rebuilt during the renovation of 194852. These two images represent Trumans White House alterations and restorations, the most extensive work on the house since President George Washington built it in the nations dawning and Presidents James Madison and James Monroe restored it after the fire in the War of 1812. The Presidential Seal featured at the top of the ornament reflects the design as changed by Truman.
Originally the American eagle looked toward its left talons, which hold a cluster of spears, weapons of war. Truman, in the autumn after he took office, had the seal redesigned, turning the eagles head away from the spears to its right talons, which hold the olive branches of peace. 2019 & 2020 included - Picture not shown.
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