1991 29¢ District of Columbia
Issue Date: September 7, 1991
City: Washington, D.C.
Quantity: 149,260,000 (total stamps issued)
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed, engraved
Washington, D.C., was chosen as the site of our national capital because it was very nearly the geographic center of America's thirteen states. The city was planned by Pierre L'Enfant, a French-born engineer who had fought with the Americans during the Revolution.