National Archives Building Rotunda Snow Globe
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- 5 ½ X 4 X 5 inches
- Globe: 4 inches diameter
Designed in the U.S.A., featuring hand painted details, this eye catching snow globe is a wonderful tribute to the Rotunda and the National Archives building. With intricate details like the original FDR Memorial outside the museum, as well as four exterior statues, it is faithful to the actual site. Made of polyresin, with a sparkling snow globe, it is a delightful decorative 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.