White House Christmas ornament 2009

I’ve just added the 2009 White House Christmas ornament to our family Christmas tree. The ornament represents the first electrical Christmas tree at the White House of Grover Cleveland.

From the White House Historical Society website –

The only president of the United States elected to two non-consecutive terms, Grover Cleveland served as the 22nd president from 1885 to 1889 and as the 24th from 1893 to 1897. The 2009 White House ornament commemorates the 24th presidency and it is the second of two produced in Cleveland’s honor by the White House Historical Association.

This second ornament illustrates the special place of the Christmas tree in the holiday celebrations of President Cleveland’s 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. This softly colored view is based on a modern watercolor rendition

You can find more info at the White House Historical Society website -

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