Washington Monument

Washington Monument District of Columbia


Stock #: 80654
Type: Postcard
Era: Undivided Back
City: Washington
State: District of Columbia (DC)
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Postmark: 1909 Aug-23
PM City: Norfolk
PM State: VA
Stamp: 1C
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
Additional Details:
The Washington Monument, on the banks of the Potomac River, is an imposing marble shaft 555 feet in height. The corner stone was laid in 1848 and the finished monument was dedicated in 1885. It is the highest masonary work in the world and cost $1,300,000. Forty states and numerous foreign countries contributed memorial stones for the shaft.

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