Red Tape: National Archives Paperweight
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- 4 1/4 X 3 1/4 inches
Rise above the bureaucracy and put your desk in order with this stunning paperweight. Made from shatterproof acrylic, it is crystal clear and houses an image of the incredible National Archives building. A wonderful tribute to our Temple of American history, it is a delightful item for history buffs.
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.