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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 White House holiday decor. The State Dining Room paid tribute to significant landmarks with historic places featured on the ornaments and alongside the White House gingerbread house. The gingerbread house features replicas of the White Houses South Portico, Golden Gate Bridge, Space Needle, Mount Rushmore, the Alamo, Gateway Arch, Liberty Bell, and Statue of Liberty. The White House pastry team used 200 lbs. of gingerbread dough, 125 lbs. of pastillage dough, 35 lbs. of chocolate, and 25 lbs. of royal icing to recreate these magnificent 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