Monday, July 13, 2009

Texas Post Office Features Stamp Collage reports,"Few community efforts can match that which was achieved by the late Marene Johnson-Johnson, who with the aid of stamp collecting buffs in Eastland, put together the stamp mural window which has decorated the lobby of Eastland Post Office since its dedication on June 14, 1963."

The 6 ft. x 10 ft.stamp window was constructed over a span of seven years with exactly 11,217 stamps. The stamps are pressed between two panes of glass to preserve their pattern permanently. The central image of Benjamin Franklin is flanked by other stamps depicting the United Nations Emblem, portraits of Martha Washington and Abraham Lincoln, a map of Texas, motifs of progress in American communication and industry, military forces, and education.

Original cost to Mrs. Johnson, who was the town's postmaster, was $15,000 and it was projected to be worth $5 million by 1988 according to the site.

For other attractions in Eastland, Texas, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM