The Marine Barracks Washington Seal is made from mahogany wood. It is hand carved and painted with metallic gold finished on the rope border and some details of the EGA and the texts at the center design.A 16" diameter of this plaque is suitable as a wall or podium display. It has key hole at the back for mounting purposes.
Marine Barracks Washington was established in 1801; it has been the residence of the Marines Commandant since 1806. The location of "8th and I"--as it is called--was based on both strategic and national concerns. President Thomas Jefferson and Marines Corps commandant, Lieutenant Colonel William Ward Burrows, chose the location because it was close to the Washington Navy Yard and a short march from the Capitol.