U. S. Capitol

U. S. Capitol Washington District of Columbia


Stock #: 100770
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Washington
State: District of Columbia (DC)
Publisher: Capitol souvenir Company Inc.
Postmark: 1956 Aug-17
PM City: Falls Church
PM State: VA
Stamp: 2C
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The United States Capitol, one of the largest and stateliest buildings in the world, sets on a height overlooking the amphitheatre of the Potomac. It is 75I feet long, 350 feet wide, and covers three and half acres. The statue of Freedom on the dome towers 307 feet above the esplanade. The cornerstone of the main building was laid by President Washington in 1793, the central building was finished in 1797, and the extension were first occupied by Congress in 18757 and 1859.
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