The Avenue in the Rain Rectangle Cutting Board
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- 11 3/8 X 7 7/8 inches
- Scratch-resistant glass
- Resists stains and odors
- Rubber feet prevent slipping on countertop.
Perfect for slicing, dicing, chopping or using as a serving tray, this cutting board is both functional and decorative. Part of the White House art collection, the enduring and patriotic scene painted by Childe Hassam in 1917 is a timeless image that makes for a striking addition to the kitchen or bar.
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.