Postcard of Notable Sites in DC

ID: SIA2013-01127 (front) and SIA2013-01128 (back)

Creator: United States Government Printing Office

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: c. 1886-1898

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 4A

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Color postcard of notable sites in Washington, DC. The Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle, is featured in the bottom left-hand corner on the front. Other sites on the front are the Washington Monument, the United States Capitol, the United States Treasury, the White House, and the Andrew Jackson Statue in Lafayette Park. The address side has a picture of Thomas Jefferson on the right and reads "Postal Card - One Cent. United Stastes of America." The postcard is unused.


  • Jackson, Andrew 1767-1845
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • White House (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States Treasury Dept Building


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 4A

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


c. 1886-1898

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  • Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)


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SIA2013-01127 (front) and SIA2013-01128 (back)

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Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper

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