One of the world's oldest insects to be featured on U.S. stamp

May 15th, 2008

What do an architectural style developed by the ancient Greeks and a dragonfly have in common? Both are beautiful works of art featured on new stamps.

The US Postal Service is selling a new stamped postcard featuring an ink and watercolor drawing of a Corinthian capital, which is the topmost part of a building's column. Carved in an ornate decorative pattern developed in ancient Greece, Corinthian capitals adorn the columns of the General Post Office building in New York and the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC. The artwork for the 26-cent stamped postcard is from the records of the Architect of the Capitol. The card was designed by Gerald Gallo of Bethesda, MD.

On May 19, one of the world's oldest insects

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