US 1923 Lincoln Memorial (1922), Washington, D.C. $1 Scott. 571

US 1923 Lincoln Memorial (1922), Washington, D.C. $1 Scott. 571

Series: 1922-1926 Regular Issue

Stamp details: Lincoln Memorial (1922), National Mall, Washington, D.C.

Issued date: 12-02-1923 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: $1

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 571
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 579
Michel (Germany): 283A
Yvert et Tellier (France): 246(A)

Dimensions (height x width):
27.2mm x 31.75mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Stamp Colors: Violet black
Perforation: line 11

Themes: Monument, Buildings, Architecture

Total print: 47,218,000 (estimate)

Description:- The Lincoln Memorial is a U.S. National Memorial built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is on the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., across from the Washington Monument, and is in the form of a neoclassical temple. The memorial's architect was Henry Bacon. The designer of the memorial interior's large central statue, Abraham Lincoln (1920), was Daniel Chester French; the Lincoln statue was carved by the Piccirilli brothers. The painter of the interior murals was Jules Guerin, and the epitaph above the statue was written by Royal Cortissoz. Dedicated in May 1922, it is one of several memorials built to honor an American President. It has always been a major tourist attraction and since the 1930s has sometimes been a symbolic center focused on race relations.