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

George Washington

Description (physical):

Paper. W 6.3, L 10 cm

Location:
Arlington National Cemetery Arlington,Virginia 22211
Identifier:
2010.0002.0013
Institution:
Arlington House-The Robert E. Lee Memorial