Archives Building Ornament with Flag
Archives Building Ornament with Flag
Archives Building Ornament with Flag
Archives Building Ornament with Flag

Archives Building Ornament with Flag

  • National Archives Store Exclusive
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Ceramic
  • Red ribbon hanger
  • Share your love of the National Archives building this holiday season with this ceramic ornament. A hand-drawn image of the north portico of the Archives building shows the sheer grandeur of the the temple of our history, with the stars and stripes of a giant American flag peeking through the Corinthian columns. The design is surrounded by a ring of blue lattice and hangs on a red ribbon.

  • 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.