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New Bureau of Printing and Engraving on Potomac Park Basin, Washington, D.C., circa 1938-1944

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Summary:Image of new Bureau of Printing and Engraving with Potomac Park Basin in foreground and Washington Monument nearby, Washington, D.C., circa 1938-1944. Caption reads: "The Bureau of Printing and Engraving is a branch of the United States Treasury and the most interesting part of its work is keeping the nation supplied with money. It gives employment to about 4,000 people and its average total daily output is between six and seven million dollars in value. Besides the engraving of plates for, and printing the United States Gold and silver certificates and national bank notes, here are also made postage and Internal Revenue stamps, checks, bonds and all government paper securities." Postcard number: 40830; Message included.
Provider:B.S. Reynolds Co.
Printing place:North America
United States of America
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:District of Columbia
Place of origin – Settlement:Washington
Temporal subject: 1931-1940
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:District of Columbia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Washington
Topical subjects:Government facilities
United States. Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Government, Law, Politics
Copyright holder:Unknown
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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