Tag Archives: District of Columbia

Washington Monument, Washington, D. C.

This image shows the famous cherry trees in bloom as they frame the Washington Monument across the Tidal Basin in Washington, D. C.

Prince Lithograph, Fairfax, VA

The description states:

The Washington Monument. The white marble shaft rises 555 feet and may be reached by elevator in 70 seconds. The cherry trees ordinarily bloom early in April.

–For a number of reasons, the monument, started in 1848 was not completed for forty years. The original design had a colonnade and a flat top, but the colonnade was abandoned and a pyramidion was added to the top.

This card was used and is dated 16 July 1966.

U. S. Capitol at Dusk, Washington, D. C.

This image is an iconic view of the U.S. Capitol illuminated as the sun sets.

Mirro-Krome by H. S. Crocker Co., Inc.

The description states:

UNITED STATES CAPITOL BUILDING

…Illuminated at night, you can see the great dome which towers 285 feet above the ground. The Rotunda, which is the center of this building, is beneath the dome.

–This card was used and stamped but apparently never mailed. The six cent Eisenhower stamp indicates It likely dates from the 1960s.

Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

This image is an illustration of the stone effigy of Abraham Lincoln, seated in the center of the memorial.

Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C.T. Art Colortone”

There is no description on the back of this card.

The statue has an interesting secret: The hands have been carved into the shape of the American Sign Language letters “A” and “L”, as the sculptor was hearing impaired.

This card was used and is dated 20 August 1954.