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2012 Christmas Ornament – My Friend, the Enemy

2012 Christmas Ornament – My Friend, the Enemy

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2012 Mort Künstler Collectible Ornament
My Friend, the Enemy

We proudly introduce our 17th edition Mort Künstler Collectible Ornament for 2012 entitled My Friend, The Enemy. The scene in this ornament is set on Virginia’s Rappahannock River near Fredericksburg following the terribly bloody battle that occurred there a few weeks earlier. As if they were weary of the war’s inhumanity, Southern and Northern soldiers began meeting with each other between the lines. Such fraternization was forbidden on both sides, but the soldiers did so anyway that winter. They met to play cards, exchange gossip and, in this scene, are bartering Northern coffee for Southern tobacco.

The 2012 ornament is also the second in a mini-series of five ornaments entitled the 150th Anniversary Series and commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

From the school:
Timber Ridge School proudly presents limited edition Christmas ornaments featuring the artwork of renowned Civil War artist Mr. Mort Künstler. Mr. Künstler has been a very generous supporter of the School by donating the use of a piece of his artwork for 25 of our ornaments. His tremendous support of our program was recognized in March of 2003 with the dedication of the Mort Künstler Residence Hall.

All proceeds from the sale of ornaments are earmarked for the improvement of campus programs and facilities.
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