25¢ House of Representatives
Constitution Bicentennial Series
Issue Date: April 4, 1989
City: Washington, DC
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed and engraved
When the House of Representatives first met on March 4, 1789, it had 59 members, each representing a district of approximately 30,000 constituents. In 1980, almost 200 years later, the average size of a Congressional district had grown to 527,000! This stamp pictures the muse of history, Clio, recording all events as they occur.