National Archives Building at Night Adornament
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- 4 ½ X 3 ½ inches
Celebrate your love of our nation's rich history with this gorgeous “adornament.” Made of porcelain with a classic golden frame, this piece has the versatility to sit on a table top year round or to hang on a tree for the holidays. A perfect gift for the history buff, it makes a wonderful desk accessory or collectible ornament.
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.