2014 White House Architecture Ornament
The White House National Architecture Ornament is #1 in the new White House annual National Architectural Collection and includes a personalized and signed Certificate of Appreciation & Authenticity on 8.5" x 11" parchment paper frame-ready for display, collection, or gift giving value and meaning.

THE NATIONAL ARCHITECTURE COLLECTION

The National Architecture ornament for 2014 is The White House. Exquisitely and entirely finished in brilliant 24KT gold on specially treated premium brass, the 1st annual National Architecture ornament and model is three-dimensional and meticulously handcrafted to museum quality by American ornament masters in Rhode Island, USA. Each year, based on architectural and symbolic concepts by Anthony Giannini, the White House Gift Shop creates a new National Architecture ornament and model to commemorate great American architects and architectural symbols of America.

By supporter requests, we will concept, create, and make a new heirloom piece every three to four months for the National Architecture Collection -- collected, gifted, and traded worldwide by discerning collectors, diplomats, patriotic citizens, heads-of-states, and ministers of many countries.

During November, 2014, we will release the 4th heirloom architecture in the collection: THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT soon followed by the 5th piece – The Washington Cathedral – the spiritual center for many American Presidents. This exciting new National Architecture collection of the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by permanent order of President Harry S. Truman is endless -- for we will add all significant American architecture of politically symbolic importance not only in Washington D.C. but also across America.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WHITE HOUSE

The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States. Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800 and is the symbolic center of democracy and freedom not only in America but for many countries yet struggling for freedom from tyranny and oppression.

Designed by Irish-born James Hoban, Neoclassical architecture of the White House was built between 1792 and 1800 of white-painted Aquia Creek sandstone. When Thomas Jefferson moved into the White House in 1801, he, along with architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, expanded the House outward, thus creating two colonnades meant to conceal storage and stables.

In 1814, during the War of 1812, the White House was set ablaze by the British Army in what is now called the Burning of Washington, destroying the interior and charring much of the exterior. Almost immediately, reconstruction began and President James Monroe moved into the partially restored Executive Residence in October 1817. Rebuilding continued with the addition of the South Portico in 1824 and the North Portico in 1829.

In 1901, President Theodore Roosevelt relocated all work offices consequent of overcrowding to the newly constructed West Wing in 1901. In 1909, eight years later, President William Howard Taft expanded the West Wing and created the first Oval Office which was eventually moved as operations expanded. The third-floor attic was converted to living quarters in 1927 by augmenting the existing hip roof with long shed dormers. A newly constructed East Wing was used as a reception area for social events, and President Thomas Jefferson's colonnades connected the new wings. In 1946, President H. S. Truman added the now iconic South Balcony. East Wing alterations were also completed in 1946, thus creating additional office space. By 1948, the White House’s load-bearing exterior walls and internal wood beams were close to failure. In 1946, President Harry S. Truman (who originated the White House Gift Shop by permanent order), began the complete reconstruction of the interior of the White House: Interior rooms were completely dismantled, a new internal load-bearing steel frame was constructed inside the walls, and once this massive restoration was completed, interior rooms were rebuilt.

The Executive Residence is made up of six stories: Ground Floor, State Floor, Second Floor, and Third Floor, as a two-story basement. The term White House is often used as a metonym for the Executive Office of the President of the United States and for the president's administration and advisers.

Today, the White House Complex includes the Executive Residence, West Wing, East Wing, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building—the former State Department, which now houses offices for the President's staff and the Vice President—and Blair House, a guest residence.

Thank you for your continued support in our missions to help others and to provide you with increasingly sophisticated heirlooms symbolic of America for all Americans.
White House 2015 Easter Egg

THE 2015 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP's OFFICIAL ANNUAL GOLD FINISHED EASTER EGG is the 2nd heirloom ornament in the new White House Gold Easter Egg Collection that began in 2013, and is the best yet with museum quality, jewel-like at crown, 24KT gold finish flowing with elegant purples redolent of historical Christian motifs, a touch of the Old World with intricate details, the White House North Portico in subtle white enamel (partial view, on-center) with "White House Easter, 2015" encircling, 3" tall, and stands alone on its articulated pedestal or elegantly displays from your Christmas, Holiday, or Easter tree with a gold cord.

Beautifully and meticulously handmade in Rhode Island, USA, the 2015 White House gold Easter egg is set in an elegant two-piece, gold moire, gift box with the White House Gift Shop seal. Made of premium brass with complete 24KT finishing and baked enamels, your heirloom is specially treated for timeless quality. This is the best yet in our now globally collected White House Egg Collection and will grace, year-round, your tree, display cabinet, or home with shimmering elegance regardless of lighting!

Each year, we add a new Easter egg to this radiant collection with new design concepts by Anthony Giannini. Order now to assure availability of the 2015 White House heirloom Easter egg at this special pre-order price. Unconditionally guaranteed to delight and grace your 2015 holiday season as well as a special year-round display piece!



A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL

The original site of the Easter Monday Egg Roll was the grounds of the United States Capitol. By the mid-1870s, the egg rolling activities on the West Terraces had gained notoriety as the children turned the Capitol grounds into their Easter Monday playground. The first egg rolls, largely family affairs, seem to have been held during the administration of President Andrew Johnson. Youngsters of the President's family dyed eggs on Sunday for the Monday rolling, which the First Lady would watch from the South Portico. The workers and tourists watched in fascination as the children rolled both their hard boiled eggs and themselves down the lush green hills.

The egg roll activity of 1876 took its toll on the grounds, a fact that did not go unnoticed by members of Congress. With an already inadequate budget to complete the landscaping and maintenance of the grounds, Congress passed a law forbidding the Capitol grounds to be used as a children's playground. The law was to be enforced in 1877. But that Easter Monday rain poured down, canceling any outdoor activities sending the egg rollers indoors to play.

On Easter Saturday of 1878, a small announcement in the local press informed the egg rollers the new law would be enforced. President Rutherford B. Hayes, taking his daily walk, was approached by a number of young egg rollers who inquired about the possibilities of egg rolling on the South Lawn of the White House. President Hayes, upon his return to the White House, issued an official order that should any children arrive to egg roll on Easter Monday, they were to be allowed to do so. That Monday, as children were being turned away from the Capitol grounds, word quickly spread to go to the White House!

President Hayes and his wife, Lucy, officially opened the White House grounds to the children of the area for egg rolling that Easter Monday. Successive Presidents continued the tradition, and the event has been held on the South Lawn ever since.



The 2014 White House ornament is available for order and honors President Harry S. Truman. Designed by Giannini, the 2014 Christmas and Holidays ornament is titled TRUMAN'S BALCONY and is the 26th ornament in the globally prized, quarter of a century, White House Gift Shop's Official Ornament Collection. Features: Handmade in the USA by the official ornament maker, completely 24KT gold finished both front and back, premium tarnish and time resistant brass for heirloom collection or gift giving, brilliant baked enamels, museum quality, inscribed quote of President Truman with Administration dates on reverse, President Truman historical information card, a hand-signed Certificate of White House Gift Shop Appreciation Authenticity of Origin in your name or the names of each of your gift recipients, and much more. Of significance for your collectible or gift -- the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 was created by Permanent Presidential Memorandum of President H. S. Truman which adds substance and meaning to your 2014 White House ornament. The 2014 TRUMAN'S BALCONY is the ornament that a National Football League, NFL, team will present as gifts at a special White House reception this year!

"It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here!" -- President Harry S. Truman


2014 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP ANNUAL ORNAMENT: TRUMAN’S BALCONY

The 2014 White House Gift Shop’s official annual ornament honors President Harry S. Truman, thirty-third president of the United States from 1945-1953. Truman came from modest beginnings, grew up on the family farm in Independence, Missouri, and did not attend college. After high school, he worked as a time keeper, clerk, bookkeeper, farmer, then joined the National Guard. When World War I erupted, Truman volunteered for duty. Truman’s organization and leadership skills were soon recognized, and he was quickly promoted to captain in France. Despite his often shy and modest temperament, Truman captured the respect and admiration of his men, leading them successfully through heavy fighting during the Meuse-Argonne campaign. Among Truman’s accomplishments as President were ending World War II, containment of the conflict in Korea, initiating the Berlin Airlift, creation of his Fair Deal, banning racial discrimination in federal hiring practices, and desegregation of the military. Truman was not afraid of contentious or unpopular causes, one of the core traits of presidential leadership.

HISTORY OF PRESIDENT TRUMAN'S CREATION OF THE WHITE HOUSE SOUTH BALCONY

“It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here!”

President Truman spoke these words during the week of February 1946 and subsequently forged ahead to make the first change to the White House since 1872-- the replacement of the canvas canopies on the south face of the White House with the now iconic South Balcony of the White House. Truman's proposal for a balcony sparked outrage and debate in America about the mutilation of the White House. Critics abounded at Truman’s proposal to change the White House face, the first exterior change of the White House in 117 years. Members of the Commission of Fine Arts argued that the Classic Greek style of the White House would be mutilated simply to create a leisure space for the First Family. It got worse: Political cartoonists satirized the balcony project, claiming that Truman could lose the 1948 presidential election because of his proposed degradation of the White House. The Fine Arts Commission eventually agreed to the proposed balcony but only if the change was approved by the renowned architect William Adams Delano. The Commission believed that Delano would never approve Truman’s balcony. Truman argued that the addition of a balcony would provide shade for the first floor portico, avoid the need for new awnings, and would balance the south face of the White House. While Truman’s reasons were logical and aesthetically accurate, he had personal reasons for wanting a south side balcony: The view from the Oval Room was magnificent but more importantly, Truman hoped that his wife, Bess, would spend more time at the White House given a South Balcony with such a splendid view.

In small acts of vision and leadership amidst resistance to innovations, the vision, acumen, strategic-mindedness, and leadership resolve is often revealed of a great President or great future president. Despite opposition from the Fine Arts Commission and funding from Congress uncertain, Truman forged ahead with the construction of the now quintessential South Balcony of the White House. Well known for his position that the Buck Stops with the President and given the resistance from Congress, Truman made no request to Congress for the $16,050.74 cost of constructing the South Balcony, for he paid for the balcony from his own household account. Once completed, many of those who vigorously opposed Truman’s Balcony quickly wrote to the President to say that the new balcony substantially improved the south face of the White House. Today, the South Balcony is the favorite place in the White House for President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.




100 INDIVIDUALLY BOXED 2014 WHITE HOUSE ORNAMENTS, PRESIDENT TRUMAN'S BALCONY WITH DESIGNER HAND-SIGNED CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY FOR EACH OF THE 100 INDIVIDUAL ORNAMENTS. CERTIFICATES CAN BE PREPARED IN THE NAMES OF EACH OF YOUR RECIPIENTS FOR ALL 100 ORNAMENTS: ADDING COLLECTION, GIFT GIVING, OR DISPLAY MEANING, VALUE, AND PRESENTATION. FOR SPECIAL EVENTS, AN ADDITIONAL CUSTOMIZED "EVENT" CARD CAN BE DESIGNED AND PLACED INSIDE THE ORNAMENT BOX IN ADDITION TO THE HISTORICAL INFORMATION CARD INCLUDED WITH YOUR PRESIDENT TRUMAN'S SOUTH BALCONY ORNAMENTS, E.G., NAMES OF WEDDING PARTY GUESTS, DIGNITARIES, CORPORATE OR GOVERNMENT STAFF MEMBERS. VALID THRU SEPTEMBER 15, 2014!

The 2014 White House ornament is available for order and honors President Harry S. Truman. Designed by Giannini, the 2014 Christmas and Holidays ornament is titled TRUMAN'S BALCONY and is the 26th ornament in the globally prized, quarter of a century, White House Gift Shop's Official Ornament Collection. Features: Handmade in the USA by the official ornament maker, 24KT gold finished, brilliant baked enamels, museum quality, heirloom design, inscribed quote of President Truman with Administration dates on reverse, historical information card, and includes a hand-signed Certificate of White House Gift Shop Appreciation Authenticity of Origin in your name or the names of each of your gift recipients. Of significance for your collectible or gift -- the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 was created by Permanent Presidential Memorandum of President H. S. Truman which adds substance and meaning to your 2014 White House ornament.
Ornament dimensions: 3x 2.5 inches

It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here! -- President Harry S. Truman


2014 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP ANNUAL ORNAMENT: TRUMAN’S BALCONY

The 2014 White House Gift Shop’s official annual ornament honors President Harry S. Truman, thirty-third president of the United States from 1945-1953. Truman came from modest beginnings, grew up on the family farm in Independence, Missouri, and did not attend college. After high school, he worked as a time keeper, clerk, bookkeeper, farmer, then joined the National Guard. When World War I erupted, Truman volunteered for duty. Truman’s organization and leadership skills were soon recognized, and he was quickly promoted to captain in France. Despite his often shy and modest temperament, Truman captured the respect and admiration of his men, leading them successfully through heavy fighting during the Meuse-Argonne campaign. Among Truman’s accomplishments as President were ending World War II, containment of the conflict in Korea, initiating the Berlin Airlift, creation of his Fair Deal, banning racial discrimination in federal hiring practices, and desegregation of the military. Truman was not afraid of contentious or unpopular causes, one of the core traits of presidential leadership.

HISTORY OF PRESIDENT TRUMAN'S CREATION OF THE WHITE HOUSE SOUTH BALCONY

“It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here!”

President Truman spoke these words during the week of February 1946 and subsequently forged ahead to make the first change to the White House since 1872-- the replacement of the canvas canopies on the south face of the White House with the now iconic South Balcony of the White House. Truman's proposal for a balcony sparked outrage and debate in America about the mutilation of the White House. Critics abounded at Truman’s proposal to change the White House face, the first exterior change of the White House in 117 years. Members of the Commission of Fine Arts argued that the Classic Greek style of the White House would be mutilated simply to create a leisure space for the First Family. It got worse: Political cartoonists satirized the balcony project, claiming that Truman could lose the 1948 presidential election because of his proposed degradation of the White House. The Fine Arts Commission eventually agreed to the proposed balcony but only if the change was approved by the renowned architect William Adams Delano. The Commission believed that Delano would never approve Truman’s balcony. Truman argued that the addition of a balcony would provide shade for the first floor portico, avoid the need for new awnings, and would balance the south face of the White House. While Truman’s reasons were logical and aesthetically accurate, he had personal reasons for wanting a south side balcony: The view from the Oval Room was magnificent but more importantly, Truman hoped that his wife, Bess, would spend more time at the White House given a South Balcony with such a splendid view.

In small acts of vision and leadership amidst resistance, the vision and acumen is often revealed of a President or future president. Despite opposition from the Fine Arts Commission and funding from Congress uncertain, Truman forged ahead with the construction of the now quintessential South Balcony of the White House. Well known for his position that the Buck Stops with the President and given the resistance from Congress, Truman made no request to Congress for the $16,050.74 cost of constructing the South Balcony, for he paid for the balcony from his own household account. Once completed, many of those who vigorously opposed Truman’s Balcony quickly wrote to the President to say that the new balcony substantially improved the south face of the White House.

Welcome Aboard Air Force One! The Air Force One two piece roller ball pen with sleek blue lacquer finish, 24K gold-plated trim, and machined brass coupling has the elegant look, feel, presence, and performance of a $120.00 or more fine writing instrument at a fraction of the cost. 330° Wrap Around Air Force One Seal. Includes a White House black and gold seal two piece collection or gift presentation box. The Air Force One high profile, guest style pen, is designed for high visibility -- this is the pen to use to make a vivid impression. Refill cartridges are available in the pen section of the White House Gift Shop.
THE TWO MOST COLLECTED WHITE HOUSE ORNAMENTS IN THE WORLD IN ONE SPECIALLY PRICED SET -- BOTH ORNAMENTS ARE INDIVIDUALLY PRESENTATION BOXED!

The 2014 White House ornament honors President Harry S. Truman. Design concept by Giannini, the 2014 Christmas ornament is titled TRUMAN'S BALCONY and is the 26th ornament in the globally prized, collected, gifted, and traded White House Gift Shop's Official Ornament Collection. The President Truman commemorative is handmade in the USA and features a complete 24KT gold finish with brilliant baked enamels, museum quality, heirloom design, inscribed quote of President Truman with Administration dates on reverse, historical information card, traditional Christmas and Holiday motifs, elegant two-piece Christmas green gift box with the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1945 official seal embossed in gold, and includes a hand-signed Certificate of White House Gift Shop Appreciation Authenticity of Origin in your name or the names of each of your gift recipients for gift or ornament collection vaue. Of significance for your collectible or gift it the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 was created by permanent Presidential order of President H. S. Truman which adds unique substance, meaning, and collection value to your 2014 White House Gift Shop's official presidential annual ornament.



Truman's Balcony Ornament dimensions: 3x 2.5 inches


It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here! -- President Harry S. Truman


2014 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP ANNUAL ORNAMENT: TRUMAN’S BALCONY

The 2014 White House Gift Shop’s official annual ornament honors President Harry S. Truman, thirty-third president of the United States from 1945-1953. Truman came from modest beginnings, grew up on the family farm in Independence, Missouri, and did not attend college. After high school, he worked as a time keeper, clerk, bookkeeper, farmer, then joined the National Guard. When World War I erupted, Truman volunteered for duty. Truman’s organization and leadership skills were soon recognized, and he was quickly promoted to captain in France. Despite his often shy and modest temperament, Truman captured the respect and admiration of his men, leading them successfully through heavy fighting during the Meuse-Argonne campaign. Among Truman’s accomplishments as President were ending World War II, containment of the conflict in Korea, initiating the Berlin Airlift, creation of his Fair Deal, banning racial discrimination in federal hiring practices, and desegregation of the military. Truman was not afraid of contentious or unpopular causes, one of the core traits of presidential leadership.

HISTORY OF PRESIDENT TRUMAN'S CREATION OF THE WHITE HOUSE SOUTH BALCONY

“It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here!”

President Truman spoke these words during the week of February 1946 and subsequently forged ahead to make the first change to the White House since 1872-- the replacement of the canvas canopies on the south face of the White House with the now iconic South Balcony of the White House. Truman's proposal for a balcony sparked outrage and debate in America about the mutilation of the White House. Critics abounded at Truman’s proposal to change the White House face, the first exterior change of the White House in 117 years. Members of the Commission of Fine Arts argued that the Classic Greek style of the White House would be mutilated simply to create a leisure space for the First Family. It got worse: Political cartoonists satirized the balcony project, claiming that Truman could lose the 1948 presidential election because of his proposed degradation of the White House. The Fine Arts Commission eventually agreed to the proposed balcony but only if the change was approved by the renowned architect William Adams Delano. The Commission believed that Delano would never approve Truman’s balcony. Truman argued that the addition of a balcony would provide shade for the first floor portico, avoid the need for new awnings, and would balance the south face of the White House. While Truman’s reasons were logical and aesthetically accurate, he had personal reasons for wanting a south side balcony: The view from the Oval Room was magnificent but more importantly, Truman hoped that his wife, Bess, would spend more time at the White House given a South Balcony with such a splendid view.

In small acts of vision and leadership amidst resistance, the vision and acumen is often revealed of a President or future president. Despite opposition from the Fine Arts Commission and funding from Congress uncertain, Truman forged ahead with the construction of the now quintessential South Balcony of the White House. Well known for his position that the Buck Stops with the President and given the resistance from Congress, Truman made no request to Congress for the $16,050.74 cost of constructing the South Balcony, for he paid for the balcony from his own household account. Once completed, many of those who vigorously opposed Truman’s Balcony quickly wrote to the President to say that the new balcony substantially improved the south face of the White House.


2014 White House Historical Association Christmas Ornament, Honors President Warren G. Harding

The 2014 White House Christmas ornament honors the administration of Warren G. Harding, who served as the twenty-ninth president of the United States from 1921 to 1923. As a young boy, Harding dreamed of being a locomotive engineer—a wish that was to come true for 51 minutes when as president, he took over the controls on the Alaskan railroad during the “Voyage of Understanding,” his famous transcontinental speaking and sightseeing tour. The Presidential Special, the train that carried President Harding west at the outset of his ambitious voyage and that would tragically carry his casket back east following his sudden death, just two months later...


Harding Train Ornament dimensions:
Engine: 3.25 inches x 0.75 inches
Pullman Car: 3.25 inches x 0.75 inches
USAF Air Force Challenge Coin
Presidential Coins from the White House Gift Shop: The White House and Capitol Building Coin, Gold & Blue Enamel, Velvet Display Case, Great Seal of the United States in Gold on Satin, 1.5" Diameter
2014 White House Official Egg

THE 2014 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP ANNUAL GOLD EASTER EGG

Annual Gold Heirloom Collection - 1st Collection Piece in a New Annual Series that Complements the Annual Art Glass Easter Egg also Available in Limited Numbers & Meticulously Handmade in the USA.

Designed by Giannini, the 2014 gold Easter egg with eight facets is meticulously "handmade in the USA" and features a sparkling complete 24KT gold finish on premium brass from our official ornament makers, Easter flowers as perennial symbols of Life, beautiful lattice and filigree with hundreds of open facets to allow light to flow 360-degrees, the White House photograph with protective finish and Easter 2014 on-center in white and blue, eight symmetrical facets redolent of the Octave Day, articulated pedestal for standalone display, floral crown with gold cord for Holidays or Easter Tree display, museum art quality, and much more.

2014 Easter Egg Roll:

On Monday, April 21st, 2014, the First Family will host the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. This year's theme is “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape,” and more than 30,000 people will assemble on the South Lawn to join in the fun.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL

The original site of the Easter Monday Egg Roll was the grounds of the United States Capitol. By the mid-1870s, the egg rolling activities on the West Terraces had gained notoriety as the children turned the Capitol grounds into their Easter Monday playground. The first egg rolls, largely family affairs, seem to have been held during the administration of President Andrew Johnson. Youngsters of the President's family dyed eggs on Sunday for the Monday rolling, which the First Lady would watch from the South Portico. The workers and tourists watched in fascination as the children rolled both their hard boiled eggs and themselves down the lush green hills.

The egg roll activity of 1876 took its toll on the grounds, a fact that did not go unnoticed by members of Congress. With an already inadequate budget to complete the landscaping and maintenance of the grounds, Congress passed a law forbidding the Capitol grounds to be used as a children's playground. The law was to be enforced in 1877. But that Easter Monday rain poured down, canceling any outdoor activities sending the egg rollers indoors to play.

On Easter Saturday of 1878, a small announcement in the local press informed the egg rollers the new law would be enforced. President Rutherford B. Hayes, taking his daily walk, was approached by a number of young egg rollers who inquired about the possibilities of egg rolling on the South Lawn of the White House. President Hayes, upon his return to the White House, issued an official order that should any children arrive to egg roll on Easter Monday, they were to be allowed to do so. That Monday, as children were being turned away from the Capitol grounds, word quickly spread to go to the White House!

President Hayes and his wife, Lucy, officially opened the White House grounds to the children of the area for egg rolling that Easter Monday. Successive Presidents continued the tradition, and the event has been held on the South Lawn ever since.



President & Whitre House Cufflinks
Presidential Eagle Seal Cufflinks, 24KT Gold Plated, Sculpted on Cobalt Setting, White House Gift Shop Certificate of Appreciation, USA Presidential Eagle Cufflinks, 24KT Gold Plated, Seal Blue, Scalloped Edge, Protective Finish, White House Gift Shop Certificate of Appreciation, USA
2015 White House Official Egg

THE 2014 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP, EST 1946 ANNUAL GOLD EASTER EGG

Annual Gold Heirloom Collection - 1st Collection Piece in a New Annual Series that Complements the Annual Art Glass Easter Egg also Available in Limited Numbers & Meticulously Handmade in the USA.

Designed by Giannini, the 2014 gold Easter egg with eight facets is meticulously "handmade in the USA" and features a sparkling complete 24KT gold finish on premium brass from our official ornament makers, Easter flowers as perennial symbols of Life, beautiful lattice and filigree with hundreds of open facets to allow light to flow 360-degrees, the White House photograph with protective finish and Easter 2014 on-center in white and blue, eight symmetrical facets redolent of the Octave Day, articulated pedestal for standalone display, floral crown with gold cord for Holidays or Easter Tree display, museum art quality, and much more.

THE 2015 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP's OFFICIAL ANNUAL GOLD FINISHED EASTER EGG

Is the 2nd heirloom ornament in the White House Gold Easter Egg Collection, and is the best yet with museum quality, adorned with jewels at crown, 24KT gold flowing with elegant purples, touch of the Old World with intricate details, the White House North Portico in subtle white enamel (partial view, on-center) with "White House Easter, 2015" encircling, 3" tall, and stands alone on its articulated pedestal or elegantly displays from your Christmas, Holiday, or Easter tree with a gold cord. Beautifully and meticulously handmade in Rhode Island, USA, the 2015 White House gold Easter egg is set in an elegant two-piece, gold moire, gift box with the White House Gift Shop seal.

Made of premium brass with complete 24KT finishing and baked enamels, your heirloom is specially treated for timeless quality. This is the best yet in our now globally collected White House Egg Collection and will grace, year-round, your tree, display cabinet, or home with shimmering elegance regardless of lighting! Each year, we add a new Easter egg to this radiant collection with new design concepts by Anthony Giannini. Order now to assure availability of the 2015 White House heirloom Easter egg at this special pre-order price. Unconditionally guaranteed to delight and grace your holiday season!



A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL

The original site of the Easter Monday Egg Roll was the grounds of the United States Capitol. By the mid-1870s, the egg rolling activities on the West Terraces had gained notoriety as the children turned the Capitol grounds into their Easter Monday playground. The first egg rolls, largely family affairs, seem to have been held during the administration of President Andrew Johnson. Youngsters of the President's family dyed eggs on Sunday for the Monday rolling, which the First Lady would watch from the South Portico. The workers and tourists watched in fascination as the children rolled both their hard boiled eggs and themselves down the lush green hills.

The egg roll activity of 1876 took its toll on the grounds, a fact that did not go unnoticed by members of Congress. With an already inadequate budget to complete the landscaping and maintenance of the grounds, Congress passed a law forbidding the Capitol grounds to be used as a children's playground. The law was to be enforced in 1877. But that Easter Monday rain poured down, canceling any outdoor activities sending the egg rollers indoors to play.

On Easter Saturday of 1878, a small announcement in the local press informed the egg rollers the new law would be enforced. President Rutherford B. Hayes, taking his daily walk, was approached by a number of young egg rollers who inquired about the possibilities of egg rolling on the South Lawn of the White House. President Hayes, upon his return to the White House, issued an official order that should any children arrive to egg roll on Easter Monday, they were to be allowed to do so. That Monday, as children were being turned away from the Capitol grounds, word quickly spread to go to the White House!

President Hayes and his wife, Lucy, officially opened the White House grounds to the children of the area for egg rolling that Easter Monday. Successive Presidents continued the tradition, and the event has been held on the South Lawn ever since.




Official White House Ornament Collection
The entire White House Ornament Collection, 1991-2014 is shown in the ornament and model collage and includes 26 ornaments -- several years had two ornaments.

Each piece in your collection is handmade in the USA for our annual collection. We add one new ornament to this series each year.

All ornaments are 24KT gold finished on premium brass, museum grade, heirloom quality for generations to come, baked enamels, and are meticulously handmade in the USA by the official ornament makers.

Your ornaments are individually boxed in 26 separate ornament boxes and include a personalized and signed Certificate of Recognition & Appreciation from the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by permanent order of President Harry S. Truman.

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White House & Capitol Ornaments

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Special Pre-Holiday Supporter Appreciation Price

LIMITED NUMBER AVAILABLE at this Pre-Order Price. Order Now to Assure Availability! (President Truman Ornament Ships Same Day as Order and U.S. Capitol Building Ships October 1st, 2014 with both ornaments individually gift boxed in two-piece gold moire presentation box) -- the combination set of the 2014 White House Ornament, President Truman's Balcony and the 2015 National Architecture Ornament, #2 in the National Collection, is this year's top global choice by discerning heirloom ornament collectors, gift givers, and traders. See also the 2014 National Architecture Ornament/Model, #1 in Collection -- The White House.

The 2015 White House Architecture Ornament Capitol Building with Signed Certificate of Authenticity


The National Architecture ornament for 2015 is the United States Capitol Building. The 2015 United States Capitol Building is completely finished in 24KT gold on specially treated brass to museum level quality, art deco proportioned, design by Giannini, and is meticulously handmade in Rhode Island, USA, and is the 2nd piece in the National Architecture Collection of the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946. The 2015 Capitol Building is designed to sparkle with jewel-like brilliance and gem-like proportions for display on your Holiday or Christmas tree from its gold cord as well as for permanent, year-round, presentation on your desk, credenza, or display case. Includes a personalized and signed Certificate of Appreciation & Authenticity of Origin for display, collection, or gift giving value.

Each year, the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 designs and makes a new National Architecture ornament to commemorate great American architects and architectural symbols of America. This exceptional piece, the second in this new collection, is a great chance to begin or continue your United States National Architecture heirloom collection.


Dimensions: 4.5" x 1.5" x 2" (to peak of dome)


The 2014 White House ornament is available now and honors President Harry S. Truman with Signed Certificate of Authenticity

The 2014 TRUMAN'S BALCONY is the ornament that a NFL team will present as gifts at a special White House reception this year!


The 2014 Christmas and Holidays ornament is titled TRUMAN'S BALCONY and is the 26th ornament in the globally prized, quarter of a century, White House Gift Shop's Official Ornament Collection. Features: Handmade in the USA by the official ornament maker, 24KT gold finished, brilliant baked enamels, museum quality, heirloom design, inscribed quote of President Truman with Administration dates on reverse, historical information card, designed by Giannini, and includes a hand-signed Certificate of White House Gift Shop Appreciation Authenticity of Origin in your name or the names of each of your gift recipients. Of significance for your collectible or gift -- the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 was created by Permanent Presidential Memorandum of President H. S. Truman which adds substance and meaning to your 2014 White House ornament.
Ornament dimensions: 3x 2.5 inches

It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here! -- President Harry S. Truman


2014 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP ANNUAL ORNAMENT: TRUMAN’S BALCONY

The 2014 White House Gift Shop’s official annual ornament honors President Harry S. Truman, thirty-third president of the United States from 1945-1953. Truman came from modest beginnings, grew up on the family farm in Independence, Missouri, and did not attend college. After high school, he worked as a time keeper, clerk, bookkeeper, farmer, then joined the National Guard. When World War I erupted, Truman volunteered for duty. Truman’s organization and leadership skills were soon recognized, and he was quickly promoted to captain in France. Despite his often shy and modest temperament, Truman captured the respect and admiration of his men, leading them successfully through heavy fighting during the Meuse-Argonne campaign. Among Truman’s accomplishments as President were ending World War II, containment of the conflict in Korea, initiating the Berlin Airlift, creation of his Fair Deal, banning racial discrimination in federal hiring practices, and desegregation of the military. Truman was not afraid of contentious or unpopular causes, one of the core traits of presidential leadership.

HISTORY OF PRESIDENT TRUMAN'S CREATION OF THE WHITE HOUSE SOUTH BALCONY

“It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here!”

President Truman spoke these words during the week of February 1946 and subsequently forged ahead to make the first change to the White House since 1872-- the replacement of the canvas canopies on the south face of the White House with the now iconic South Balcony of the White House. Truman's proposal for a balcony sparked outrage and debate in America about the mutilation of the White House. Critics abounded at Truman’s proposal to change the White House face, the first exterior change of the White House in 117 years. Members of the Commission of Fine Arts argued that the Classic Greek style of the White House would be mutilated simply to create a leisure space for the First Family. It got worse: Political cartoonists satirized the balcony project, claiming that Truman could lose the 1948 presidential election because of his proposed degradation of the White House. The Fine Arts Commission eventually agreed to the proposed balcony but only if the change was approved by the renowned architect William Adams Delano. The Commission believed that Delano would never approve Truman’s balcony. Truman argued that the addition of a balcony would provide shade for the first floor portico, avoid the need for new awnings, and would balance the south face of the White House. While Truman’s reasons were logical and aesthetically accurate, he had personal reasons for wanting a south side balcony: The view from the Oval Room was magnificent but more importantly, Truman hoped that his wife, Bess, would spend more time at the White House given a South Balcony with such a splendid view.

In small acts of vision and leadership amidst resistance, the vision and acumen is often revealed of a President or future president. Despite opposition from the Fine Arts Commission and funding from Congress uncertain, Truman forged ahead with the construction of the now quintessential South Balcony of the White House. Well known for his position that the Buck Stops with the President and given the resistance from Congress, Truman made no request to Congress for the $16,050.74 cost of constructing the South Balcony, for he paid for the balcony from his own household account. Once completed, many of those who vigorously opposed Truman’s Balcony quickly wrote to the President to say that the new balcony substantially improved the south face of the White House.



United States Capitol Gold Ornament

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The National Architecture ornament for 2015 is the United States Capitol Building. The 2015 United States Capitol Building is completely finished in 24KT gold on specially treated brass to museum level quality, art deco proportioned, design by Giannini, and is meticulously handmade in the USA, and is the 2nd piece in the our now globally collected, gifted, and traded official National Architecture Collection of the White House Gift Shop established by permanent presidential order of President Harry S. Truman. The 2015 Capitol Building is designed to sparkle with jewel-like brilliance and gem-like proportions for display on your Holiday or Christmas tree from its gold cord as well as for permanent, year-round, presentation on your desk, credenza, or display case. Includes a personalized and signed Certificate of Appreciation & Authenticity of Origin for display, collection, or gift giving value.

Each year, the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 designs and makes a new National Architecture ornament to commemorate great American architects and architectural symbols of America. This exceptional piece is a great chance to begin or continue your United States National Architecture heirloom collection. See also the first piece in this great new collection, The White House with 24KT gold finish, 3-dimensional.


A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL

In 1791, President Washington chose the land, now the District of Columbia, as the nation’s capital. Pierre Charles L'Enfant, a French engineer, was charged to plan the new city of Washington. L'Enfant's eye was keen, for he envisioned the U.S. Capitol Building upon the brow of what was then called Jenkins' Hill -- a site that in L'Enfant's words, "A pedestal waiting for a monument." The Capitol Building, itself, was designed by Dr. William Thornton, a Scottish-trained physician. The Capitol’s length, north to south, is 751 feet 4 inches; width is 350 feet; height to the top of the Statue of Freedom is 288 feet; the dome is an elegant articulation of 8,909,200 pounds of cast iron!

Standing atop Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., construction of the U.S. Capitol Building began in 1793, and is the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government -- the Congress of the United States. On September 18, 1793, President Washington laid the cornerstone of the Capitol building-- an exemplar 19th-century neoclassical architecture that evokes the principles and ideals guiding the Founding Fathers as they developed the new republic. Congress first met in the Capitol Building on November 17, 1800

The United States Capitol building is symbolically and architecturally one of the most important architectures not only in America but also in the world. Often shown as a symbol of power, influence, authority, and gravity in times of national crises as the background of news broadcasts -- the United States Capitol building is synonymous with the legislative pulse of America. The Senate and the House of Representatives have forged the laws of our Nation in the great halls, corridors, and private rooms of the Capitol Building for more than two centuries. The Capitol building since 1793 was built, burnt, rebuilt, extended, and restored, and stands as an architectural monument of freedom and democracy for America.


Dimensions: 4.5" x 1.5" x 2" (to peak of dome)

White House Official Architecture Ornaments


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2014 White House National Architecture Ornament, #1 in the White House Gift Shop Official Collection

The White House National Architecture Ornament is #1 in the new annual National Architectural Collection with the 2015 addition, #2, available September 15 (commemorating the United States Capitol Building, designed by Giannini, and completely finished in 24KT gold).

The 2014 White House, the first in this series, is 3.25" x 2.75" x 2" and completely finished in 24KT gold, custom handmade in the USA by the official ornament makers, includes a personalized and signed Certificate of Appreciation & Authenticity on 8.5" x 11" parchment paper frame-ready for display, collection, or gift giving value and meaning.

Each year, we design and make a new and different National Architecture ornament that stands alone for shelf, credenza, or desk display, year-round, or decorates your Holiday, New Year, or Christmas tree with its gold cord. This exceptional piece in the new White House National Architecture series is a great chance to begin your White House and National Architecture heirloom collection!


2015 United States Capitol Building White House National Architecture Ornament and Model, #2 in the White House Gift Shop Official Collection


The National Architecture ornament for 2015 is the United States Capitol Building. The 2015 United States Capitol Building is completely finished in 24KT gold on specially treated brass to museum level quality, art deco proportioned, design by Giannini, and is meticulously handmade in the Rhode Island, and is the 2nd piece in the National Architecture Collection of the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946. The 2015 Capitol Building is designed to sparkle with jewel-like brilliance and gem-like proportions for display on your Holiday or Christmas tree from its gold cord as well as for permanent, year-round, presentation on your desk, credenza, or display case. Includes a personalized and signed Certificate of Appreciation & Authenticity of Origin for display, collection, or gift giving value.

Each year, the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 designs and makes a new National Architecture ornament to commemorate great American architects and architectural symbols of America. This exceptional piece, the second in this new collection, is a great chance to begin or continue your United States National Architecture heirloom collection.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL

In 1791, President Washington chose the land, now the District of Columbia, as the nation’s capital. Pierre Charles L'Enfant, a French engineer, was charged to plan the new city of Washington. L'Enfant's eye was keen, for he envisioned the U.S. Capitol Building upon the brow of what was then called Jenkins' Hill -- a site that in L'Enfant's words, "A pedestal waiting for a monument." The Capitol Building, itself, was designed by Dr. William Thornton, a Scottish-trained physician. The Capitol’s length, north to south, is 751 feet 4 inches; width is 350 feet; height to the top of the Statue of Freedom is 288 feet; the dome is an elegant articulation of 8,909,200 pounds of cast iron!

Standing atop Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., construction of the U.S. Capitol Building began in 1793, and is the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government -- the Congress of the United States. On September 18, 1793, President Washington laid the cornerstone of the Capitol building-- an exemplar 19th-century neoclassical architecture that evokes the principles and ideals guiding the Founding Fathers as they developed the new republic. Congress first met in the Capitol Building on November 17, 1800

The United States Capitol building is symbolically and architecturally one of the most important architectures not only in America but also in the world. Often shown as a symbol of power, influence, authority, and gravity in times of national crises as the background of news broadcasts -- the United States Capitol building is synonymous with the legislative pulse of America. The Senate and the House of Representatives have forged the laws of our Nation in the great halls, corridors, and private rooms of the Capitol Building for more than two centuries. The Capitol building since 1793 was built, burnt, rebuilt, extended, and restored, and stands as an architectural monument of freedom and democracy for America.

Dimensions: 4.5" x 1.5" x 2" (to peak of dome)


White House & Capitol Ornaments
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Order Now to Assure Availability! (President Truman Ornament Ships Same Day as Order and U.S. Capitol Building Ships October 1st, 2014 with both ornaments individually gift boxed in two-piece gold moire presentation box) -- the combination set of the 2014 White House Ornament, President Truman's Balcony and the 2015 National Architecture Ornament, #2 in the National Collection, is this year's top global choice by discerning heirloom ornament collectors, gift givers, and traders. See also the 2014 National Architecture Ornament/Model, #1 in Collection -- The White House.

The 2015 White House Architecture Ornament Capitol Building with Signed Certificate of Authenticity


The National Architecture ornament for 2015 is the United States Capitol Building. The 2015 United States Capitol Building is completely finished in 24KT gold on specially treated brass to museum level quality, art deco proportioned, design by Giannini, and is meticulously handmade in Rhode Island, USA, and is the 2nd piece in the National Architecture Collection of the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946. The 2015 Capitol Building is designed to sparkle with jewel-like brilliance and gem-like proportions for display on your Holiday or Christmas tree from its gold cord as well as for permanent, year-round, presentation on your desk, credenza, or display case. Includes a personalized and signed Certificate of Appreciation & Authenticity of Origin for display, collection, or gift giving value.

Each year, the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 designs and makes a new National Architecture ornament to commemorate great American architects and architectural symbols of America. This exceptional piece, the second in this new collection, is a great chance to begin or continue your United States National Architecture heirloom collection.


Dimensions: 4.5" x 1.5" x 2" (to peak of dome)



2014 Ornament, The White House Gift Shop's Christmas Express, Classic Ornament Collection, Dated 2014 on Back of Engineers Cab, Completely 24KT Gold Finished on Premium Brass, Great Companion Piece to 2014 Truman Commemorative, Gold Box, Handmade in USA, Beautifully Set in a Two-Piece, Gold Moire , White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 with Official WHGS Seal

Let this train from the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 transport you to Christmas and Holiday memories past and present. Completely finished with 24kt gold, 100% handmade in the USA, 2014 year inscribed on back of engineer's cab, and includes White House Gift Shop Certificate of Appreciation. Joshua Lionel Cowen in 1901 invented a battery powered car that ran around a 30 inch circle of track. Toy trains soon became a favorite holiday gift for American children and a major collection hobby for adults. Locomotive ornaments soon, thereafter, became Christmas favorites. This delightful locomotive harkens back to the Golden Book days and is reminiscent of the perennially popular book The Little Train that Could -- a story of hope, optimism, and great inner strength -- the theme of our gold filigree, lattice, and handmade in the USA Christmas and Holidays Express ornament. Includes White House Gift Shop Official Gold Seal on Two Piece moire windowed gift box.

The 2014 White House ornament is available now and honors President Harry S. Truman with Signed Certificate of Authenticity


The 2014 Christmas and Holidays ornament is titled TRUMAN'S BALCONY and is the 26th ornament in the globally prized, quarter of a century, White House Gift Shop's Official Ornament Collection. Features: Handmade in the USA by the official ornament maker, 24KT gold finished, brilliant baked enamels, museum quality, heirloom design, inscribed quote of President Truman with Administration dates on reverse, historical information card, designed by Giannini, and includes a hand-signed Certificate of White House Gift Shop Appreciation Authenticity of Origin in your name or the names of each of your gift recipients. Of significance for your collectible or gift -- the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 was created by Permanent Presidential Memorandum of President H. S. Truman which adds substance and meaning to your 2014 White House ornament.
Ornament dimensions: 3x 2.5 inches

It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here! -- President Harry S. Truman


2014 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP ANNUAL ORNAMENT: TRUMAN’S BALCONY --

The 2014 White House Gift Shop’s official annual ornament honors President Harry S. Truman, thirty-third president of the United States from 1945-1953. Truman came from modest beginnings, grew up on the family farm in Independence, Missouri, and did not attend college. After high school, he worked as a time keeper, clerk, bookkeeper, farmer, then joined the National Guard. When World War I erupted, Truman volunteered for duty. Truman’s organization and leadership skills were soon recognized, and he was quickly promoted to captain in France. Despite his often shy and modest temperament, Truman captured the respect and admiration of his men, leading them successfully through heavy fighting during the Meuse-Argonne campaign. Among Truman’s accomplishments as President were ending World War II, containment of the conflict in Korea, initiating the Berlin Airlift, creation of his Fair Deal, banning racial discrimination in federal hiring practices, and desegregation of the military. Truman was not afraid of contentious or unpopular causes, one of the core traits of presidential leadership.

HISTORY OF PRESIDENT TRUMAN'S CREATION OF THE WHITE HOUSE SOUTH BALCONY

“It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here!”

President Truman spoke these words during the week of February 1946 and subsequently forged ahead to make the first change to the White House since 1872-- the replacement of the canvas canopies on the south face of the White House with the now iconic South Balcony of the White House. Truman's proposal for a balcony sparked outrage and debate in America about the mutilation of the White House. Critics abounded at Truman’s proposal to change the White House face, the first exterior change of the White House in 117 years. Members of the Commission of Fine Arts argued that the Classic Greek style of the White House would be mutilated simply to create a leisure space for the First Family. It got worse: Political cartoonists satirized the balcony project, claiming that Truman could lose the 1948 presidential election because of his proposed degradation of the White House. The Fine Arts Commission eventually agreed to the proposed balcony but only if the change was approved by the renowned architect William Adams Delano. The Commission believed that Delano would never approve Truman’s balcony. Truman argued that the addition of a balcony would provide shade for the first floor portico, avoid the need for new awnings, and would balance the south face of the White House. While Truman’s reasons were logical and aesthetically accurate, he had personal reasons for wanting a south side balcony: The view from the Oval Room was magnificent but more importantly, Truman hoped that his wife, Bess, would spend more time at the White House given a South Balcony with such a splendid view.

In small acts of vision and leadership amidst resistance, the vision and acumen is often revealed of a President or future president. Despite opposition from the Fine Arts Commission and funding from Congress uncertain, Truman forged ahead with the construction of the now quintessential South Balcony of the White House. Well known for his position that the Buck Stops with the President and given the resistance from Congress, Truman made no request to Congress for the $16,050.74 cost of constructing the South Balcony, for he paid for the balcony from his own household account. Once completed, many of those who vigorously opposed Truman’s Balcony quickly wrote to the President to say that the new balcony substantially improved the south face of the White House.



The White House two piece roller ball pen with sleek black lacquer finish and 24K gold-plated trim has a sleek profile with a substantial presence and smooth black ink flow of a $120.00 or more pen with the added distinction of a Great Seal black and gold seal two piece presentation box. Refill cartridges are available in the pens section of the White House Gift Shop.
President & Whitre House Cufflinks
The White House Presidential Eagle Seal Cufflinks, 24KT Gold Finished, Sculpted, Multidimensional, Thirteen Stars, White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 Certificate of Appreciation, USA

Presidential Eagle Cufflinks, 24KT Gold Plated, Seal Blue, Scalloped Edge, Protective Finish, White House Gift Shop Certificate of Appreciation, USA
USAF Air Force Challenge Coin
Challenge Coin, The White House, Gold & Blue Enamel, Velvet Display Case, Great Seal of the United States in Gold on Satin, 1.5" Diameter
The White House Gift Shop's National Security Council, NSC, White House Situation Room hat is 100% Made and Embroidered in the USA, thus, it can be worn or given as a gift with special pride.
Daron LED White House
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White House, Washington DC, 3D Puzzle with LED lighting base. 56 total pieces. No glue required. Museum quality with authentic details. No glue required. From the Producer: This 3D construction kit is a replica of the The White House in Washington, D.C. The puzzle comes with an LED base that colorfully lights it up from the base. The structure measures 8 inches tall and is 6.1 by 6.4 inches at the inside. Each of the 56 puzzle pieces is numbered on the enclosed panels for easy assembly. 3 'AA' batteries required (not included).

USAF Air Force Challenge Coin
Challenge Coin, USN, United States Navy, Pewter & Enamel, Velvet Display Case, 1.5" Diameter
From the White House Gift Shop, this chubby Bump and Go plane always keeps going. When they hit an object, they just spin around and go in another direction. Working lights on the cockpit, wings and beacon. The engines spin too. Batteries not included. The Air Force One Bump 'N Go Airplane always keeps going, and when it hits an obstacle it turns and goes in a different direction. Your Child Will Imaginatively Discover the fun of Air Force One!
Brass, finished in black hematite with an epoxy color fill, sealed with a non-tarnish finish. Handmade in the USA by the Official White House Gift Shop Ornament makers. Authorized by the Frank Lloyd Wright Association. Comes in an official Frank Lloyd Wright white gift box with a White House Gift Shop Gold Seal on the bottom.This handsome stylized geometric design, originally created by Frank Lloyd Wright, is adapted from one of four art glass windows in the complete skylight grouping in the Ward Willits House. Single Pendant (burgundy)
Custom Allow 1 Week.

Dimensions: 0.27" W x 2.37" L
Includes Certificate of Authenticity and Appreciation

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is recognized world-wide as one of the greatest architects of the twentieth century. His work heralded a new thinking in architecture, using innovation in design and engineering made possible by newly developed technology and materials.


Daron Empire State Building

From the Manufacturer

Empire State Building 3D Puzzle with LED lighting. 38 Pieces. Museum quality with authentic details. No glue required.

Product Description

The most beautiful and famous landmarks in the world are now yours to have in your home. Incredibly detailed, fun to assemble and beautiful to display, this 3D puzzle includes architecture-model LED lighting. Collect them all! Uses 3 AA Batteries; not included. 12 pieces. The Empire State Building has been named one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The building located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th street was given its name in honor of the nickname for New York State. Standing at 1,453 feet 8 9/16 inches tall, with 102 floors and a 203 foot pinnacle, which is covered by broadcast antennas and topped with a lightning rod., the empire State Building was the world's tallest building for more than forty years, from its completion in 1931 until the completion of the World Trade Center's North Tower in 1972. The Empire State Building is currently the second tallest skyscraper in the Americas, surpassed by only the Willis Tower, formerly the Sears Tower.

USAF Air Force Challenge Coin
Challenge Coin, USAF, United States Air Force, Pewter & Enamel, Velvet Display Case, 1.5" Diameter
Coast Guard USCG Challenge Coin
Challenge Coin, USCG, United States Coast Guard, Pewter & Enamel, Velvet Display Case, 1.5" Diameter
Daron Bump and Go
From the White House Gift Shop, this stylized aircraft from the White House Gift Shop features electronic jet sound and flashing red lights, activated by the push of a button on top of the fuselage! Pull the plane back and let it go forward in the take-off position. The Air Force One Pullback Plane features 2 speed control, jet sounds, 2 LED lights, engines light up and flash! A fun toy for both children and adults. White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 Official Gold Seal on Box.
Dimensions: 4'' x 4.5''

The White House Golf Club Executive Member hat is 100% Made and Embroidered in the USA, thus, it can be worn or given as a gift with special pride.
Military Coins Set
From the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by permanent presidential order of President Harry S Truman: Military Coin Collection: United States Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps Set, 4 Challenge Coin Set, Pewter & Enamel, Black Velvet Display and Presentation Case, Coins are 1.5" Diameter or 38mm.
President & Whitre House Cufflinks
American Flag Cufflinks, Union Crest with Thirteen Stars, 24KT Gold Plated, Black Velvet Jewel Case, White House Gift Shop Certificate of Appreciation, USA,

Presidential Eagle Cufflinks, 24KT, Gold Plated, Seal Blue, Scalloped Edge, Protective Finish, White House Gift Shop Certificate of Appreciation, USA
200 INDIVIDUALLY BOXED 2014 WHITE HOUSE ORNAMENTS, PRESIDENT TRUMAN'S BALCONY.

The 2014 White House ornament is available for order and honors President Harry S. Truman. Designed by Giannini, the 2014 Christmas and Holidays ornament is titled TRUMAN'S BALCONY and is the 26th ornament in the globally prized, quarter of a century, White House Gift Shop's Official Ornament Collection. Features: Handmade in the USA by the official ornament maker, 24KT gold finished, brilliant baked enamels, museum quality, heirloom design, inscribed quote of President Truman with Administration dates on reverse, historical information card, and includes a hand-signed Certificate of White House Gift Shop Appreciation Authenticity of Origin in your name or the names of each of your gift recipients. Of significance for your collectible or gift -- the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 was created by Permanent Presidential Memorandum of President H. S. Truman which adds substance and meaning to your 2014 White House ornament.
Ornament dimensions: 3x 2.5 inches

It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here! -- President Harry S. Truman


2014 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP ANNUAL ORNAMENT: TRUMAN’S BALCONY

The 2014 White House Gift Shop’s official annual ornament honors President Harry S. Truman, thirty-third president of the United States from 1945-1953. Truman came from modest beginnings, grew up on the family farm in Independence, Missouri, and did not attend college. After high school, he worked as a time keeper, clerk, bookkeeper, farmer, then joined the National Guard. When World War I erupted, Truman volunteered for duty. Truman’s organization and leadership skills were soon recognized, and he was quickly promoted to captain in France. Despite his often shy and modest temperament, Truman captured the respect and admiration of his men, leading them successfully through heavy fighting during the Meuse-Argonne campaign. Among Truman’s accomplishments as President were ending World War II, containment of the conflict in Korea, initiating the Berlin Airlift, creation of his Fair Deal, banning racial discrimination in federal hiring practices, and desegregation of the military. Truman was not afraid of contentious or unpopular causes, one of the core traits of presidential leadership.

HISTORY OF PRESIDENT TRUMAN'S CREATION OF THE WHITE HOUSE SOUTH BALCONY

“It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here!”

President Truman spoke these words during the week of February 1946 and subsequently forged ahead to make the first change to the White House since 1872-- the replacement of the canvas canopies on the south face of the White House with the now iconic South Balcony of the White House. Truman's proposal for a balcony sparked outrage and debate in America about the mutilation of the White House. Critics abounded at Truman’s proposal to change the White House face, the first exterior change of the White House in 117 years. Members of the Commission of Fine Arts argued that the Classic Greek style of the White House would be mutilated simply to create a leisure space for the First Family. It got worse: Political cartoonists satirized the balcony project, claiming that Truman could lose the 1948 presidential election because of his proposed degradation of the White House. The Fine Arts Commission eventually agreed to the proposed balcony but only if the change was approved by the renowned architect William Adams Delano. The Commission believed that Delano would never approve Truman’s balcony. Truman argued that the addition of a balcony would provide shade for the first floor portico, avoid the need for new awnings, and would balance the south face of the White House. While Truman’s reasons were logical and aesthetically accurate, he had personal reasons for wanting a south side balcony: The view from the Oval Room was magnificent but more importantly, Truman hoped that his wife, Bess, would spend more time at the White House given a South Balcony with such a splendid view.

In small acts of vision and leadership amidst resistance, the vision and acumen is often revealed of a President or future president. Despite opposition from the Fine Arts Commission and funding from Congress uncertain, Truman forged ahead with the construction of the now quintessential South Balcony of the White House. Well known for his position that the Buck Stops with the President and given the resistance from Congress, Truman made no request to Congress for the $16,050.74 cost of constructing the South Balcony, for he paid for the balcony from his own household account. Once completed, many of those who vigorously opposed Truman’s Balcony quickly wrote to the President to say that the new balcony substantially improved the south face of the White House.

President & Whitre House Cufflinks
For 70 years, the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by Presidential Memorandum of H. S. Truman is the origin of most classic Presidential jewelry designs. We have made custom jewelry, glassware, and other exceptional items for many Presidents of the United States for seven decades. The Air Force One cufflinks set is attractive, affordable, and a perfect way to remember your visit to the White House, Washington D.C. or your government service.
USAF Air Force Challenge Coin
Presidential Coins from the White House Gift Shop: The White House and Capitol Building Coin, Gold & Blue Enamel, Velvet Display Case, Great Seal of the United States in Gold on Satin, 1.5" Diameter
USAF Air Force Challenge Coin
Challenge Coin, Pentagon, Gold & Red Enamel, Velvet Display Case, Great Seal of the United States in Gold on Satin, 1.5" Diameter







Marine Corps USMC Challenge Coin
Challenge Coin, USMC, United States Marine Corps, Pewter & Enamel, Velvet Display Case, 1.5" Diameter
The National Security Council two piece roller ball pen with sleek blue lacquer finish, 24K gold-plated trim, and machined brass coupling has the elegant look, feel, presence, and performance of a $120.00 or more fine writing instrument at a fraction of the cost. 330° Wrap Around Air Force One Seal. Includes a White House black and gold seal two piece collection or gift presentation box. Perfect for distinguished individual or large group gifts. The NSC high profile pen, is designed to stimulate your strategic thinking skills -- the high visibility presentation of this pen reminds you of the strategic thinking challenges you want to resolve. Refill cartridges are available in the pen section of the White House Gift Shop.




THE TWO MOST COLLECTED WHITE HOUSE ORNAMENTS IN THE WORLD IN ONE SPECIALLY PRICED SET -- BOTH ORNAMENTS ARE INDIVIDUALLY PRESENTATION BOXED!

The 2014 White House ornament honors President Harry S. Truman. Design concept by Giannini, the 2014 Christmas ornament is titled TRUMAN'S BALCONY and is the 26th ornament in the globally prized, collected, gifted, and traded White House Gift Shop's Official Ornament Collection. The President Truman commemorative is handmade in the USA and features a complete 24KT gold finish with brilliant baked enamels, museum quality, heirloom design, inscribed quote of President Truman with Administration dates on reverse, historical information card, traditional Christmas and Holiday motifs, elegant two-piece Christmas green gift box with the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1945 official seal embossed in gold, and includes a hand-signed Certificate of White House Gift Shop Appreciation Authenticity of Origin in your name or the names of each of your gift recipients for gift or ornament collection vaue. Of significance for your collectible or gift it the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 was created by permanent Presidential order of President H. S. Truman which adds unique substance, meaning, and collection value to your 2014 White House Gift Shop's official presidential annual ornament.



Truman's Balcony Ornament dimensions: 3x 2.5 inches


It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here! -- President Harry S. Truman


2014 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP ANNUAL ORNAMENT: TRUMAN’S BALCONY

The 2014 White House Gift Shop’s official annual ornament honors President Harry S. Truman, thirty-third president of the United States from 1945-1953. Truman came from modest beginnings, grew up on the family farm in Independence, Missouri, and did not attend college. After high school, he worked as a time keeper, clerk, bookkeeper, farmer, then joined the National Guard. When World War I erupted, Truman volunteered for duty. Truman’s organization and leadership skills were soon recognized, and he was quickly promoted to captain in France. Despite his often shy and modest temperament, Truman captured the respect and admiration of his men, leading them successfully through heavy fighting during the Meuse-Argonne campaign. Among Truman’s accomplishments as President were ending World War II, containment of the conflict in Korea, initiating the Berlin Airlift, creation of his Fair Deal, banning racial discrimination in federal hiring practices, and desegregation of the military. Truman was not afraid of contentious or unpopular causes, one of the core traits of presidential leadership.

HISTORY OF PRESIDENT TRUMAN'S CREATION OF THE WHITE HOUSE SOUTH BALCONY

“It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here!”

President Truman spoke these words during the week of February 1946 and subsequently forged ahead to make the first change to the White House since 1872-- the replacement of the canvas canopies on the south face of the White House with the now iconic South Balcony of the White House. Truman's proposal for a balcony sparked outrage and debate in America about the mutilation of the White House. Critics abounded at Truman’s proposal to change the White House face, the first exterior change of the White House in 117 years. Members of the Commission of Fine Arts argued that the Classic Greek style of the White House would be mutilated simply to create a leisure space for the First Family. It got worse: Political cartoonists satirized the balcony project, claiming that Truman could lose the 1948 presidential election because of his proposed degradation of the White House. The Fine Arts Commission eventually agreed to the proposed balcony but only if the change was approved by the renowned architect William Adams Delano. The Commission believed that Delano would never approve Truman’s balcony. Truman argued that the addition of a balcony would provide shade for the first floor portico, avoid the need for new awnings, and would balance the south face of the White House. While Truman’s reasons were logical and aesthetically accurate, he had personal reasons for wanting a south side balcony: The view from the Oval Room was magnificent but more importantly, Truman hoped that his wife, Bess, would spend more time at the White House given a South Balcony with such a splendid view.

In small acts of vision and leadership amidst resistance, the vision and acumen is often revealed of a President or future president. Despite opposition from the Fine Arts Commission and funding from Congress uncertain, Truman forged ahead with the construction of the now quintessential South Balcony of the White House. Well known for his position that the Buck Stops with the President and given the resistance from Congress, Truman made no request to Congress for the $16,050.74 cost of constructing the South Balcony, for he paid for the balcony from his own household account. Once completed, many of those who vigorously opposed Truman’s Balcony quickly wrote to the President to say that the new balcony substantially improved the south face of the White House.


2014 White House Historical Association Christmas Ornament, Honors President Warren G. Harding

The 2014 White House Christmas ornament honors the administration of Warren G. Harding, who served as the twenty-ninth president of the United States from 1921 to 1923. As a young boy, Harding dreamed of being a locomotive engineer—a wish that was to come true for 51 minutes when as president, he took over the controls on the Alaskan railroad during the “Voyage of Understanding,” his famous transcontinental speaking and sightseeing tour. The Presidential Special, the train that carried President Harding west at the outset of his ambitious voyage and that would tragically carry his casket back east following his sudden death, just two months later...


Harding Train Ornament dimensions:
Engine: 3.25 inches x 0.75 inches
Pullman Car: 3.25 inches x 0.75 inches
USAF Air Force Challenge Coin
Challenge Coins, USMC, United States Marine Corps, Two Coins, Pewter & Enamel, Velvet Display Case, Great Seal of the United States in Gold on Satin, 1.5" Diameter








Peacock Ornament. Give this beautiful bird a perch in your Christmas tree, handcrafted, 24KT gold plated, Made in the USA. White House Gift Shop gift box, gold moire, two piece, with official seal for superb collection or gift giving presentation!

Peacocks have a crested head and a very large fan-like tail marked with brilliant plumage adorned with iridescent eyes or spots
. The peacock’s body is adorned with amazing brown feathers on the back and on the front. Nevertheless, the real beauty lies in its tail exhibiting greenish color which is mainly made up of elongated tail coverts. Our intricate Peacock ornament gives tribute to this beautiful bird featuring royal blues, emerald greens, and gold finishes available from the White House Gift Shop!

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The 2014 White House Christmas ornament honors the administration of Warren G. Harding, who served as the twenty-ninth president of the United States from 1921 to 1923. As a young boy, Harding dreamed of being a locomotive engineer—a wish that was to come true for 51 minutes when as president, he took over the controls on the Alaskan railroad during the “Voyage of Understanding,” his famous transcontinental speaking and sightseeing tour. The Presidential Special, the train that carried President Harding west at the outset of his ambitious voyage and that would tragically carry his casket back east following his sudden death, just two months later..

See also this year's 2014 White House Gift Shop's Official Ornament Collection, Prized Globally, for 26 Years. The 2014 annual ornament is, TRUMAN'S BALCONY, which features the South Balcony of the White House that Truman created and honors President Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States, available now for pre-order now with shipment on August 1 at http://www.whitehousegiftshop.com/product-p/truman.htm
From the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 -- the Thomas Jefferson statue is a museum-class bust with exceptional presence. Our Jefferson and other statues are used for sets in many film and television series as well as in government buildings and Federalist style homes and legal offices. President Jefferson served as vice-president to John Adams and was later elected president, serving two consecutive terms (1801-1809). He founded the University of Virginia, which he also designed architecturally. After his retirement at Monticello, Jefferson became a living legend, a sage, whose advice and company were sought after by the best minds of two continents. When he died, on July 4th, 1826, 50 years to the day after the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, the country knew it had lost a monumental figure. Ships in a substantially padded and protective box nearly four-feet long. Includes a Parchment Certificate of Recognition in Your Name or Your Gift Recipient's, Personalized & Signed with unique provenance by our White House Gift Shop Executive Director, Anthony Giannini, whose ancestors include Anthony (Antonio) Giannini a master gardener who came to Virginia in 1773 and worked for Jefferson at Monticello collecting seeds for Jefferson's friends in France, planting grape vines in the vineyard, caring for the North Orchard's apples trees and the South Orchard's apricots, almonds, apples, cherries, and peaches, planting grape vines from Legaux in the Southwest Vineyard, and grafting in the Monticello orchard -- eventually purchasing a tract of land from Jefferson. Letters between Jefferson and Giannini survive. Letters between Jefferson and Giannini survive.

Dimensions: 28" x 19" x 13" 344WHJ

Only 3 Available then Not Available Again for 5 Months During New Castings
From the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 -- the Thomas Jefferson statue is a museum-class bust with exceptional presence. Our Jefferson and other statues are used for sets in many film and television series as well as in government buildings and Federalist style homes and legal offices. President Jefferson served as vice-president to John Adams and was later elected president, serving two consecutive terms (1801-1809). He founded the University of Virginia, which he also designed architecturally. After his retirement at Monticello, Jefferson became a living legend, a sage, whose advice and company were sought after by the best minds of two continents. When he died, on July 4th, 1826, 50 years to the day after the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, the country knew it had lost a monumental figure. Ships in a substantially padded and protective box nearly four-feet long. Includes a Parchment Certificate of Recognition in Your Name or Your Gift Recipient's, Personalized & Signed with unique provenance by our White House Gift Shop Executive Director, Anthony Giannini, whose ancestors include Anthony (Antonio) Giannini a master gardener who came to Virginia in 1773 and worked for Jefferson at Monticello collecting seeds for Jefferson's friends in France, planting grape vines in the vineyard, caring for the North Orchard's apples trees and the South Orchard's apricots, almonds, apples, cherries, and peaches, planting grape vines from Legaux in the Southwest Vineyard, and grafting in the Monticello orchard -- eventually purchasing a tract of land from Jefferson. Letters between Jefferson and Giannini survive. Letters between Jefferson and Giannini survive.

Dimensions: 28" x 19" x 13" 344WHJ

Only 3 Available then Not Available Again for 5 Months During New Castings
This hand carved mahogany wood Air Force One model adds elegance and distinction to your office, study, home, or collection. This Air Force One model is a substantial gift or collection piece and perfect as a diplomatic gift and a top choice among diplomats for gifts to heads-of-states and other dignitaries for gifts symbolic of the United States of America. Includes a Personalized Certificate of Special Appreciation and Authenticity of Origin. Measures 19"L 16"W. United States Air Force - Boeing VC-25A is most famous for its role as Air Force One, the call sign of any U.S. Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the United States. The two aircraft currently in U.S. service are highly modified versions of Boeing's 747-200B, with tail numbers 28000 and 29000 -- tail number on this model is 28000. Ships an in oversize and protective "double" box with insurance included. Includes a Personalized Certificate of Authenticity & Appreciation from the only original authorized White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 -- a perfect combination for display or gift giving!

The first official Air Force One was a Douglas VC-54C and called the “Sacred Cow.” Photo shown. This aircraft is located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Vibrant Butterfly Ornament, METAMORHOSIS, from the White House Gift Shop. This beautifully crafted ornament is sure to bring life to your holiday décor, handcrafted, 24KT gold plated, Made in the USA, Two-piece gift box, gold moire, with the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 official seal.

Nature Facts: Butterflies range in size from a tiny 1/8 inches to a large 12 inches Butterflies have four wings that are transparent. How can that be? We know butterflies as perhaps the most colorful, vibrant insects around! A butterfly wing is actually formed by layers of chitin, the protein that makes up an insect's exoskeleton. These layers are so thin you can see right through them. Thousands of tiny scales cover the transparent chitin, and these scales reflect light in different colors. As a butterfly ages, scales fall off the wings, leaving spots of transparency where the chitin layer is exposed. Scientists estimate that there are between 15000 and 2000 different species of butterflies. First Lady Michelle Obama inaugurated the first-ever pollinator garden on the White House grounds in early April 2014. Our vibrant butterfly ornament gives tribute to this stunning insect featuring warm oranges, bright violets, sky blues, and gold finishes available from the White House Gift Shop!
Jefferson Bust & Statue
From the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 -- the Thomas Jefferson statue is a museum-class bust with exceptional presence. Our Jefferson and other statues are used for sets in many film and television series as well as in government buildings and Federalist style homes and legal offices. President Jefferson served as vice-president to John Adams and was later elected president, serving two consecutive terms (1801-1809). He founded the University of Virginia, which he also designed architecturally. After his retirement at Monticello, Jefferson became a living legend, a sage, whose advice and company were sought after by the best minds of two continents. When he died, on July 4th, 1826, 50 years to the day after the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, the country knew it had lost a monumental figure. Ships in a substantially padded and protective box nearly four-feet long. Includes a Parchment Certificate of Recognition in Your Name or Your Gift Recipient's, Personalized & Signed with unique provenance by our White House Gift Shop Executive Director, Anthony Giannini, whose ancestors include Anthony (Antonio) Giannini a master gardener who came to Virginia in 1773 and worked for Jefferson at Monticello collecting seeds for Jefferson's friends in France, planting grape vines in the vineyard, caring for the North Orchard's apples trees and the South Orchard's apricots, almonds, apples, cherries, and peaches, planting grape vines from Legaux in the Southwest Vineyard, and grafting in the Monticello orchards -- eventually released from indentured service, granted status as a freeman, and purchasing a tract of land from Jefferson. Letters between Jefferson and Giannini survive. Letters between Jefferson and Giannini survive.

Dimensions: 28" x 19" x 13" 344WHJ TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT. New Casting Available in 4 months.

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