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Title: The National Cathedral, Washington D.C.

Accession Number: 2005.34.115
Type: postcards
Place: USA, DC, Washington
Materials: paper
Description: Postcard; The National Cathedral, Washington D.C.; part of the collection of Captain Richard C. Mears (1829-1899); image of the National Cathedral in Washington D.C., most likely a drawing or colored photograph; printed on front "THE NATIONAL CATHEDRAL, WASHINGTON, D.C."; printed on back (upper left side): "THE NATIONAL CATHEDRAL (EPISCOPAL)/ Mt. St. Alban, now building, will fulfill George/ Washington's dream of "a church for national pur-/ poses." Not since the 14th century has a Gothic/ cathedral like this been built. In five years one of/ the finest cathedrals in the world, larger than/ Westminster Abbey, will rise above the city higher/ than the Washington Monument. The area and/ elevation of the Cathedral Close are the same as/ Solomon's Temple Plateau above Jerusalem./ Length 500 feet, height 262 feet. The Cathedral/ is now the last resting place of the late Woodrow/ Wilson."; printed on back (left hand edge): "PUB BY THE WASHINGTON NEWS COMPANY WASHINGTON, D.C."; printed on back (divider down center of card): "MFD BY TB CAMBRIDGE, MASS/ TICHNOR QUALITY VIEWS/ COLORCHROME/ WNC/ WASHINGTON, D.C."; printed on back (right side): 121055/ 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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