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$18.30 Bixby Creek Bridge single

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$2 Mississippi River Bridge plate proof

National Postal Museum
Certified plate proofs are the last printed proof of the plate before printing the stamps at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. These plate proofs are each unique, with the approval signatures and date. For postal scholars these plates provide important production information in the plate margin inscriptions, including guidelines, plate numbers, and initials of the siderographer, or person who created the plate from a transfer roll.

Plate No. 613

Denomination: $2

Subject: Trans-Mississippi Exposition, Mississippi River Bridge, St. Louis

Color: orange brown

$2 Trans-Mississippi River Bridge Panama-Pacific small die proof

National Postal Museum
Small die proof produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing for display by the Post Office Department at the Panama-Pacific Exposition of 1915, in San Francisco, California.

$4.90 Mackinac Bridge single

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$4.95 New River Gorge Bridge single

National Postal Museum

$5.15 Sunshine Skyway Bridge single

National Postal Museum

(Bridge)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

(Fortress)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

(Paris Scene--Boats in River)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

(Paris Scene--Boats in River)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

(Paris Scene--Horses with Workman and Carts)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

(Paris Scene--River Scene) (#1)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

(Paris Scene--River Scene) (#2)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

(Ports of America, portfolio) Cleveland

Smithsonian American Art Museum

(Ports of America, portfolio) Duluth

Smithsonian American Art Museum

(The Schuylkill, Columbia Bridge)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

(Trees and Old Bridge)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

(Underpass--New York)

Smithsonian American Art Museum
The street and sidewalks are empty; not a person, car, or even a stray dog is to be seen. What is the viewer supposed to see in this unpopulated street illuminated by glowing street lamps? Do the yellow street sign and the modest fireplug have some unexpected significance? The real subject of the painting turns out to be a newly built underpass designed to safely route cars under the train tracks in Binghamton, New York. During the 1930s several underpasses around Binghamton were upgraded by federal and New York State agencies working to improve city infrastructure while providing employment to those thrown out of work by the Great Depression. The stark lighting of street lamps at night shows off the clean lines of the freshly cast concrete as if the underpass were a modernist sculpture or an elegant new office building. The Smithsonian owns two other paintings documenting railroad underpasses built elsewhere in the country during the same era. All three were painted by Smithsonian American Art Museum artists working over photographs printed on canvas. Through documentary projects of this kind civil works became allied to artworks, providing employment for builders and artists alike.1934: A New Deal for Artists exhibition label

10 Euros, European Union, 2002

National Museum of American History
One (1) 10 euro note

European Union, 2002

Obverse Image: Arch in Romanesque architecture.

Obverse Text: 10 EURO / EYPΩ / BCE / ECB / EZB / EKT / EKP / 2002 / 10

Reverse Image: Bridge in Romanesque architecture and map of Europe.

Reverse Text: 10 EURO / EYPΩ / M21983466055

13c Peace Bridge single

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