Friday, 7 November 2014

LIGHTHOUSE POSTCARD OF USA

New Jersey is home to very historic light stations, most of them restored and fully preserved. The Sandy Hook Lighthouse is the oldest standing light tower in the United States and remains in operation after more than 245 years. 
The U.S. Postal Service issued on May 5, 2014 a sheet of sixteen stamps depicting eight vintage circus posters. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, companies like Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey used evocative pieces of art to let people know the circus was coming to town. Large colorful posters were the perfect vehicle to showcase stunts, performers, and animals, and to give people a taste of what awaited them under the big top. 
Thank you, Lea

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