National Archives Black Argyle Socks

National Archives Black Argyle Socks

  • National Archives Store Exclusive
  • Made in U.S.A.
  • 76% acrylic, 21% stretch nylon, 2% spandex, 1% rubber
  • These black argyle socks with the National Archives eagle knitted in them are perfect for the fashionable archivist to wear while researching America’s records.

  • In 1930, New York Architect John Russell Pope was selected to design the National Archives Building. Pope's neoclassical design included both practical and symbolic aspects of housing the nation's records. He proposed a monumental structure with highly decorative architectural features, giant Corinthian columns, 40-foot bronze doors, and inscriptions representing the building's historical importance. John Russell Pope also designed the National Gallery and the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.