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2019 White House Gingerbread House

This photograph of the White House gingerbread house in the State Dining Room was taken by Matthew D'Agostino on December 2, 2019 during a press preview of the year's holiday decor. The State Dining Room paid tribute to significant American landmarks with historic places featured in the ornaments and the gingerbread house. The gingerbread house featured replicas of the White Houses South Portico, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Space Needle, Mount Rushmore, the Alamo, the Gateway Arch, the Liberty Bell, and the Statue of Liberty. The White House pastry team used 200 pounds of gingerbread dough, 125 pounds of pastillage dough, 35 pounds of chocolate, and 25 pounds of royal icing to recreate these iconic American landmarks. The holiday theme for 2019 was The Spirit of America, which recognized the United States' rich history and traditions. Designed by First Lady Melania Trump, the White House decorations paid tribute to the individuals who have shaped the country and kept the American spirit alive, drawing inspiration from the hard working people and families Mrs. Trump met on her travels as first lady.
Matthew D'Agostino
Date of Work
December 2, 2019
Matthew D'Agostino for the White House Historical Association