National Archives Rotunda Adornament
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- 4 ½ X 3 ½ inches
Celebrate your love of our nation's independence 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 fabulous desk accessory or beautiful collectible ornament.
In 1933, the chief architect of the National Archives, J. Russell Pope, recommended approval of a two-year contract to hire Barry Faulkner, a noted American muralist, to paint a mural for the Exhibit Hall in the planned Rotunda of the National Archives Building. The result was two large oil-on-canvas murals, each about 14 feet by 37 1/2 feet. One mural honors the signers of the Declaration and the other those who signed the Constitution.