DC -- Natl Postal Museum -- Exhibit (Case): Stamps Take Flight:
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Description of Pictures: Stamps Take Flight
March 15, 2005 – March 19, 2006
This exhibition uses stamps and other materials with air and space themes to illustrate the creative processes and printing techniques behind America's stamps. It features materials from the U.S. Postmaster General's Collection to explore every major form of printing used for U.S. stamps from engraving to holography. Highlights include:
* a 1918 "Inverted Jenny," in which a Curtiss "Jenny" airmail plane was printed upside down relative to the surrounding frame
* a 1964 stamp commemorating John Glenn's orbit of earth
* the only known surviving piece of mail from the 1st official U.S. airmail delivery in 1859 aboard the hot-air balloon Jupiter
* a mail pouch the Apollo 15 astronauts took to the moon
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2005 photos: Equipment this year: I used four cameras -- two Fujifilm S7000 cameras (which were plagued by dust inside the lens), a new Fujifilm S5200 (nice but not great and I hated the proprietary xD memory chips), and a Canon PowerShot S1 IS (returned because it felt flimsy to me). I gave my Epson camera to my catsitter. Both of the S7000s were in for repairs over Christmas.
Trips this year: Florida (for Lotusphere), a driving trip down south (seeing sites in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia), Williamsburg, and Chicago.
Number of photos taken this year: 147,000.
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