The Avenue in the Rain Shooter
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Glass shooter
- 3 oz.
This sleek shooter glass brings fun to the party, with an enduring and patriotic image from the White House art collection. Great for serving cocktails, specialty shots, taster shots of wines and beers, or sample sizes of decadent desserts, this 3 ounce shooter featuring Childe Hassam's timeless painting from 1917 helps set the scene.
The Avenue in the Rain depicts American flags hanging on Fifth Avenue in New York City and their reflections in water following a rainstorm. It is one of 30 flag paintings by Childe Hassam that coincided with World War I. As the United States debated entry into the war, Fifth Avenue was frequently decorated with American flags. This piece was completed in February 1917, barely two months before Congress declared war on Germany on April 6.