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Title: Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.

Accession Number: 2005.34.117
Category: POSTCARDS
Type: postcard
Maker:
Place: USA, DC, Washington
Date:
Materials: paper
Description: Postcard; Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.; part of the collection of Captain Richard C. Mears (1829-1899); view of the Washington Monument in Washington D.C., most likely a drawing or a colored photograph; printed on front: "WASHINGTON MONUMENT, WASHINTON, D.C."; printed on back (upper left corner): "WASHINGTON MONUMENT,/ WASHINGTON, D.C./ A stupendous shaft of granite, 555 feet/ 5-1/8 inches in height. It is 55 feet square/ at the base, 34 at the top, and terminates/ in a pyramid of pure aluminum. The foun-/ dation of rock and cement is 36 feet deep,/ 126 feet square. The cornerstone was laid/ in 1848, the monument was finished in 1885./ It is the highest work of masonry in the world."; printed on back (left hand edge): "PUB. BY THE WASHINGTON NEWS CO., 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): "112628/ 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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