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To Own a Piece of the White House: Gavel

To Own a Piece of the White House: Gavel

Artist
Unknown
Photographer
Jim Allen
Date of Work
1950
Credit
The White House Historical Association

To Own a Piece of the White House: Gavel

This wooden gavel was made from wood salvaged during the Truman Renovation. Souvenir kits were made from surplus wood, nails, plaster, and bricks removed from the Executive Mansion were sold to the public, usually in the form of kits, as was the case with this gavel. The plaque on the gavel's head authenticates its White House origins. This photograph was taken by Jim Allen.