The Avenue in the Rain Mug
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Two-tone ceramic
- Exterior gloss finish, interior matte finish
- 14 oz.
Drink from your own personal piece of White House art. This timeless painting from 1917 is the perfect design for this two-tone mug. A delightful addition to the home or office, this generously proportioned drinking vessel emblazoned with the enduring and moving patriotic scene is both functional and decorative.
The Avenue in the Rain depicts American flags hanging on Fifth Avenue in New York City, and their reflections in water following a rainstorm. It is one of 30 flag paintings by Childe Hassam that coincided with World War I. As the United States debated entry into the war, Fifth Avenue was frequently decorated with American flags. This piece was completed in February 1917, barely two months before Congress declared war on Germany on April 6.