National Archives Notecard Set
- Made in Washington, D.C.
- 4 1/2 X 5 1/2 inches
- Set of 6 notecards with silver envelopes
The beauty and grandeur of the National Archives building are elegantly captured in this original watercolor by artist Mary Mullin, who painted it on site. As a set of six notecards with envelopes this beautiful artwork makes a terrific memento of the temple of American history that you may want to gift, or keep for yourself.
In 1930, New York Architect John Russell Pope was selected to design the National Archives Building. Pope's neoclassical design included both practical and symbolic aspects of housing the nation's records. He proposed a monumental structure with highly decorative architectural features, giant Corinthian columns, 40-foot bronze doors, and inscriptions representing the building's historical importance. John Russell Pope also designed the National Gallery and the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.