Category Archives: Stamptuary Hall

Remaining Stamptues


My temporary position at the Capitol Visitor Center has ended (I will write more about what I learned at the CVC, and what adventures will come next, in a later post). My projects of finding and photographing the 100 statues … Continue reading

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Stamptuary Hall: Daniel Webster


Art honoring Daniel Webster can be found in the Capitol beyond just his statue (from New Hampshire, located in Statuary Hall), and for good reason. He served as a Representative and a Senator, and he argued on behalf of Dartmouth … Continue reading

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Stamptuary Hall: Henry Clay


Henry Clay’s prominent career in Congress has been honored in many ways: stamps, including one whose First Day of Issue ceremony was held in the Old Senate Chamber where Clay argued for the preservation of the union in the buildup … Continue reading

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Stamptuary Hall: Junipero Serra


Junipero Serra, one of California’s two statues in the National Statuary Hall collection, was an explorer and Catholic missionary who has been featured on stamps in both the United States and Vatican City. His statue at the Capitol can be … Continue reading

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Stamptuary Hall: John Hanson


John Hanson is from my own home state, Maryland. As first president of the Continental Congress during the time of the Articles of Confederation, Hanson established post offices, though stamps would not come about in the USA until 1847. In … Continue reading

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Stamptuary Hall: James A. Garfield


Ohio’s statue of James A. Garfield can be found in the Rotunda, along with other presidential statues in the collection. Another prominent Garfield statue can be found on the Capitol grounds: the Garfield Monument is located on a circle outside … Continue reading

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Stamptuary Hall: Dwight D. Eisenhower


Dwight D. Eisenhower’s statue was the first to replace another state statue in the National Statuary Hall Collection. Replacements were first allowed in 2000, and Eisenhower’s statue was given to the collection by Kansas in 2003, replacing a statue of … Continue reading

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Stamptuary Hall: Jacques Marquette


Jacques Marquette is honored both as a statue (from Wisconsin, located in the House Connecting Corridor) and on two stamps (here and here). Marquette was a missionary and explorer who died in his late twenties, younger than I am now.

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Stamptuary Hall: Nathanael Greene


Nathanael Greene appears on a stamp with George Washington; both are also honored in the National Statuary Hall collection. Greene’s statue is one of Rhode Island’s contributions and can be found in the Crypt. Fun fact: the Crypt is so … Continue reading

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Stamptuary Hall: Jason Lee


Last week I wrote about Oregon’s John McLoughlin, who shares a stamp with his other state statue honoree, Jason Lee. Lee can be found in Statuary Hall. He would have been 208 years old two days ago, on June 28. … Continue reading

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