Bicentennial Book Ornament
Our 2015 annual ornament is evocative of a cove detail in the Great Hall’s ceiling. Back stamped with “I cannot live without books,” and a replica of Jefferson’s signature. Resin with gold-tone metal center. Hanging ribbon included. Assembled in the USA. 2.8”l.
2015 marks the 200th year since Thomas Jefferson wrote in a letter to John Adams that he couldn't live without books. That brief letter and the majority of the books that were in his personal library are now part of the Library's collections.
Item number 21509775