Category Archives: National Postal Museum

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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Stamptuary Hall: John McLoughlin


Who remembers playing Oregon Trail? I remember a really old-school version from elementary and middle school: two colors on the screen, shooting at pixelated buffalo that lumbered near the trees. I don’t remember how often I actually got to Oregon, … Continue reading

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Stamptuary Hall: Robert Fulton


Robert Fulton’s statue and stamp both show that for which he is most famous: his invention of the steamboat. In fact, his statue depicts Fulton seated, hard at work, eyes toward his model steamboat rather than the viewer. The Fulton … Continue reading

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