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Jefferson's Rock, Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, circa 1951-1980

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Summary:Jefferson's Rock, Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, circa 1951-1980. Caption reads: "When Thomas Jefferson stood on the rock shown on the other side and viewed the wonderful natural scenery of the county where the Shenandoah and the Potomac Rivers meet, he was inspired to write, as he did in his notes on the State of Virginia, the following: 'You stand on a very high point of land; on your right comes up the Shenandoah, having ranged along the foot of the mountains a hundred miles to find a vent; on your left approaches the Potomac, in quest of a passage also. In the moment of their junction they rush together against the mountain, rend it asunder, and pass off to the sea. The scene is worth a voyage across the Atlantic.'" Postcard number: P14359.
Provider:Kelley's Studio
Colourpicture Publishers (Firm)
Century:1901-2000
Printing place:North America
United States of America
Massachusetts
Boston
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Place of origin – Settlement:Hagerstown
Temporal subject: 1951-1960
1961-1970
1971-1980
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:West Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Harper's Ferry
Topical subjects:Rocks
Genre:Postcard
Postcards
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:Kelley's Studio
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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