National Archives and Washington, D.C. Monuments Snow Globe
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- 4 inches total height X 3 inches diameter
Our delightful snow globe is a pleasing representation of the National Archives Building, together with treasured monuments of Washington, D.C. A wonderful souvenir of the District of Columbia that encases glistening sparkles that shimmer and fall when shaken, it makes a charming gift and decorative piece.
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.