10c Independence Hall single

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Title
Scott Catalogue USA 1044
Description
This Liberty Issue Stamp depicts Independence Hall, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It received its name because of its role as the meeting place for the Second Continental Congress of the United States, the group that drafted and adopted the Declaration of Independence. Prior to this, the building served as the legislature for the Province of Pennsylvania, then eventually the Pennsylvania State House. It was designed by Edmund Woolley and Andrew Hamilton, and built by Woolley between 1732 and 1753. It is currently run by the National Park Service and is World Heritage Site.
United States; Pennsylvania; Philadelphia; Independence Hall; American Revolutionary War; Second Continental Congress; Declaration of Independence; legislature; Edmund Woolley; Andrew Hamilton; architecture
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July 4, 1956
Object number
1980.2493.5103
Printer
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Topic
Architecture
Place
Pennsylvania
United States of America
Medium
paper; ink (rose lake); adhesive / engraving
National Postal Museum
Type
Postage Stamps