Arago: 1-dollar Lincoln Memorial

1-dollar Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., appears on the 1-dollar stamp. The stamp was issued in Washington, D.C., and Springfield, Illinois, on Lincoln’s birthday, February 12, 1923. The stamp, which was issued only a few months after the completion and dedication of the memorial, was designed by Clair Aubrey Huston, who based his work on a U.S. Army Signal Corps photograph taken as the memorial was being completed. The stamp shows the east fašade of the memorial, facing the Washington Monument. The vignette was engraved by Louis S. Schofield. Edward M. Hall and Joachim C. Benzing engraved the frame. The stamp was printed exclusively on the flat plate press.