Splitting Axe And Wedge

Splitting axes and wedges were used to split logs into boards or in half for flooring.

Location:
300 North St., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120
Institution:
State Museum of Pennsylvania

Eisenhower Desk

Date:
1954
Creator:
White House Carpenters

This desk was a reproduction of a desk used by President George Washington. It was made from pine boards salvaged from The White House during the 1948-1952 renovations.  The White House Ushers presented this desk to President Dwight D. Eisenhower as a Christmas gift in 1954.  In the top drawer at the left, Eisenhower kept a card catalog of his personal library.  

Description (physical):

Wood, bronze.  L 152.4, W 82.2, H 91.5 cm

Location:
250 Eisenhower Farm Drive Gettysburg,Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
EISE 2988
Institution:
Eisenhower National Historic Site