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U.S. Capitol at Night

U.S. Capitol at Night Washington District of Columbia
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Stock #: 337479
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Washington
State: District of Columbia (DC)
Publisher: B. S. Reynolds Co.
Postmark: 1941 Mar-31
PM City: Washington
PM State: DC
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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The United States Capitol, set on a height overlooking the amphitheatre of the Potomac, is one of the largest and stateliest buildings in the world. It is 751 feet in length and 350 feet in width, covering three and a half acres. The statue of Freedom on the dome towers 307 feet above the esplanade. The cornerstone was laid by President Washington in 1793; the central building was finished in 1797; and the extensions were first occupied by Congress in 1857

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