Arago: 2-dollar United States Capitol

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2-dollar United States Capitol

The U.S. Capitol appears on the 2-dollar stamp. The image is based on a photograph in the files of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing taken by an unknown photographer. The House of Representatives side of the building is in the foreground. The stamp was designed by Clair Aubrey Huston and released in Washington, D.C., on March 20, 1923. The vignette was engraved by Louis A. Schofield. Edward M. Hall engraved the words “U.S. Capitol” while Edward M. Hall and Joachim C. Benzing engraved the frame. The stamp was printed only on the flat plate press.