American Architecture Series
The first in the series, this block of four illustrates examples of early American architecture. Each of the buildings was selected for its enduring beauty, strength, and usefulness. Pictured are the Philadelphia Exchange, the Boston State House, the Baltimore Cathedral, and the Rotunda of the University of Virginia, which was designed by Thomas Jefferson.
The second block of four shows important American buildings dating from the 19th century. The stamps illustrate the Smithsonian Institution, the Trinity Church, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Lyndhurst.
This block of four stamps illustrates the beauty and diversity of four architects’ work. The stamps show the New York University Library by Stanford White, the Biltmore House by Richard Morris Hunt, the Palace of the Arts by Bernard Maybeck and the National Farmer’s Bank by Louis Sullivan.
The final four stamps picture Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, Mies van der Rohe’s Illinois Institute of Technology, the Gropius House, by Walter Gropius, and Eero Saarinen’s Dulles Airport.