Archives Rotunda Tote Bag
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- 15 X 13 1/4 X 7 inches
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. Depicting the scene, our striking Archives Rotunda tote bag with its red handles is great for lugging the things you need to carry. A practical gift or a useful extra to stash away, it is delightfully attractive.
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.