Wouldn’t it be cool to have a President of your very own? Maybe sitting at your breakfast table or standing in your bay window looking out over your yard? Your opportunity just might be at hand! It appears that a fresh batch of US Presidents is about to hit the market, well at least the wax likenesses of them. The sixty year old Hall of Presidents and First Ladies Museum in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania has closed and later this month all 44 U.S. Presidents and First Ladies will be auctioned which will allow you the opportunity to own a President in paraffin-ed perfection for perpetuity.
First ladies will also be available; however they are only one-third-scale figures. It would make an interesting sight to purchase a President and First Lady and then display them together, especially those that already have a significant height difference like old Abe and Mary Todd Lincoln.
You could make your President an accessory to highlight any occasion. Put a beard and Santa hat on your President at Christmas, an Uncle Sam hat would be appropriate for the 4th of July, cap and gown for graduations, birthday hat for birthday parties, and the possibilities for Halloween are limited only by the imagination. I would imagine that Washington and Lincoln will be in high demand and will probably fetch top dollar. But want about someone like William Henry Harrison? I mean if the guy was only President for a month how much demand can there be for his wax likeness? Or others like Millard Fillmore or Franklin Pierce which seem to get the obligatory three paragraphs in a high school history book? I have a feeling that there is a bargain or two to be had here. Perhaps I will make a bid for Benjamin Harrison, he may not be the most prominent or popular President, but we do share the same alma mater, Miami University. I can just imagine my breakfasts with Ben now with “Hail to the Chief” playing in the background.