|Photo from Library of Congress|
|The label reads "Wool from President Wilson's sheep|
bought at auction May 21, 1918
on Boston Common
for the benefit of the Second Red
Cross War Fund."
In the Dugout of the Woodrow Wilson house we have an example of the wool sold at auction. Each state was given roughly two pounds of wool to auction off. The wool was branded as "White House Wool" to increase interest and demand. The wool on display in the house is from the Boston Common auction in Massachusetts. The wool sold for over $1000 dollars a pound, making it the most expensive wool ever sold.