Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Jefferson Memorial 14.12.1973

This impressive building is located on the south side of the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., the Jefferson Memorial is one of the three memorials to famous American Presidents. Built in the classical style that Jefferson preferred, the memorial overlooks the Potomac River and is surrounded by picturesque cherry trees. Inside stands an 18 foot statue of Thomas Jefferson. Quotations from his writings, including the Declaration of Independence, are etched on the four interior walls. The building was dedicated on April 13, 1943 - Jefferson's 200th birthday.

The blue 3cent stamp on this cover commemorates this famous Memorial. It was issued on 14.12.1973 at Washington, DC.

Thank you Merja.

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