2005 White House Ornament
The 2005 Holiday Ornament of the White House Historical Association The 2005 White House ornament honors President James A. Garfield, a preacher, educator, soldier, and politician. The last of the log cabin presidents, he attacked political corruption and restored a measure of prestige the presidency had lost during the Reconstruction period. The ornament is gold-plated brass with a round ceramic stone that features an illustration inspired by a period engraving of the South Front of the White House. The color scheme and highly decorative wreath design are derived from art objects in the collection at Lawnfield, the historic Garfield house in Mentor, Ohio, including the family china, needlework, and historic frames. The JAG monogram on the ornament was styled after that used for Garfields inaugural ball decorations, which now hang at Lawnfield. The pattern on the 2005 ornament box is based on high Victorian flocked wallpaper in the Garfield house.