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United Kingdom and Ireland in The White House-Photo 6

United Kingdom and Ireland in The White House-Photo 6

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White House Collection/White House Historical Association

United Kingdom and Ireland in The White House-Photo 6

As work was completed during the 1902 renovation of the White House, President Theodore Roosevelt purchased a set of White House china service made by Wedgewood in Etruria, England. This china service featured a gilt band border and the Great Seal of the United States. The service was able to serve up to 120 guests, and is indicative of the hosting aspirations the Roosevelts expected following the renovation, which included an expansion of the State Dining Room. 

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