The centerpiece of the Blue Room is the official White House Christmas Tree, an 18 1/2 foot Noble Fir, from the Hedlund family's Christmas Tree farm near Martin, Washington (State) on December 6, 1999.  The tradition of a thematic tree began in the early 1960s and is continued this year with ornaments that honor our colorful heritage. American crafts were designed and created by expert craftsmen, replicating objects and scenes from our history.  Dollmakers honored our forefathers and contemporary heroes with dolls made in their images, such as Benjamin Franklin, Amelia Earhart, Albert Einstein, and Rosa Parks.  Tinsmiths have hand-forged ornaments indicative of their colonial trade, such as miniature Revere lanterns and candlesticks.   The green velvet tree skirt was handmade by individuals from each of the 50 states, territories and the District of Columbia in celebration of the Clinton family's first holiday season at the White House..Credit: Ron Sachs / CNP
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The centerpiece of the Blue Room is the official White House Christmas Tree, an 18 1/2 foot Noble Fir, from the Hedlund family's Christmas Tree farm near Martin, Washington (State) on December 6, 1999. The tradition of a thematic tree began in the early 1960s and is continued this year with ornaments that honor our colorful heritage. American crafts were designed and created by expert craftsmen, replicating objects and scenes from our history. Dollmakers honored our forefathers and contemporary heroes with dolls made in their images, such as Benjamin Franklin, Amelia Earhart, Albert Einstein, and Rosa Parks. Tinsmiths have hand-forged ornaments indicative of their colonial trade, such as miniature Revere lanterns and candlesticks. The green velvet tree skirt was handmade by individuals from each of the 50 states, territories and the District of Columbia in celebration of the Clinton family's first holiday season at the White House..Credit: Ron Sachs / CNP

Filename: 120699WH-Christmas12.jpg
Source: Consolidated News Photos
Date: 7 Dec 1999
Location: Washington District of Columbia United States of America
Credit: Ron Sachs - CNP
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