Wednesday, January 14, 2009

2009 Inaugural Luncheon China


Source: Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies

From the site: The first course will be served on replicas of the china from the Lincoln Presidency, which was selected by Mary Todd Lincoln at the beginning of her husband's term in office. The china features the American bald eagle standing above the U. S. Coat of Arms, surrounded by a wide border of "solferino," a purple-red hue popular among the fashionable hosts of the day.
(More on the history of the town of Solferino)

2 comments:

meekorouse said...

cool thank you for posting this was very handy when a friend of mine was inquiring about the china. =)

Mignon said...

Oh good!