National Archives Ball Ornament
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Gift boxed
With the kind of unique details that come with an entirely hand made work of art, this beautiful cloisonné ornament is a very special souvenir of the National Archives in Washington, D.C. With an artistic rendering of the impressive columns and 40-foot bronze doors of the National Archives Building portico, this lovely ornament is sure to hang in pride of place.
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.