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Title: White House, Washington D.C.

Accession Number: 2005.34.114
Category: POSTCARDS
Type: postcard
Maker:
Place: USA, DC, Washington
Date:
Materials: paper
Description: Postcard; White House, Washington D.C.; part of the collection of Captain Richard C. Mears (1829-1899); image of the White House building from the front, most likely a drawing or a colored photograph; printed on front "WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON, D.C."; printed on back (top left): "WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON, D.C./ The White House has been the home of/ the Presidents from the time of John Adams/ to the present. Washington selected the/ site, laid the corner-stone in 1792, and with/ his wife inspected the finished building in/ 1799. The building is of Virginia freestone./ After the house had been fired by the Brit-/ ish troops in 1814, and only the walls were/ left standing, the restored exterior was/ painted white to obliterate the marks of/ the fire."; printed on back (left hand edge): "PUB. BY THE WASHINGTON NEWS COMPANY, WASHINTON, D.C."; printed on back (divider down center of card): "MFD BY TB CAMBRIDGE, MASS/ TICHNOR QUALITY VIEWS/ COLORCHROME/ WMC/ WASHINGTON, D.C."; printed on back (right hand side): "112627/ POST/ CARD/ THIS SPACE FOR ADDRESS ONLY"; printed on back (stamp area): "PLACE/ STAMP HERE/ DOMESTIC/ ONE CENT/ FOREIGN/ TWO CENTS".

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