National Geographic : 1961 Jan
Lincoln's china, banded in purple, shows the American eagle mounted on the national shield above the motto "E Pluribus Unum." The set was made in the Haviland kilns at Limoges, France. After President Chester A. Arthur auctioned off 24 wagonloads of White House dis cards, Congress passed a law forbidding such "decayed furniture sales." Today all broken White House china is reduced to powder before being discarded.