Rotunda Projection Pens: Set of 2
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- Set of 2
The beautiful Rotunda of the National Archives houses our nation’s precious founding documents within a very dramatic setting, enhanced by the spectacular murals of Barry Faulkner. Hiding inside these pens are tiny representations of the Rotunda, waiting to magically shine on a wall. A fun souvenir of the National Archives, they come as a set of two.
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.