The 2012 Official White
House Christmas Ornament honors President Taft who introduced the first
automobile to White House transportation in the year 1909, breaking a long presidential
tradition of reliance on horse-drawn carriages. The 2012 ornament celebrates
President Taft's adoption of the auto, his love of invention, and his acceptance
of progress and modernization.
The ornament depicts the President and Mrs. Taft enroute to deliver Christmas
presents. They are seated behind chauffeur George H. Robinson in the White Motor
Company's Model M, a seven passenger steam-powered touring car decorated with
the Great Seal of the United States on the doors. The color, as described at
the time, is "a harmonious blend of subdued greens." The ornament is made in
the United States of highly-polished brass with a coating of nickel finished
in 24K gold.
3" x 3 1/2" -- Sold Individually.
in Free Gift Box.
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