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Meriwether Lewis

Meriwether Lewis

Artist
Paul Calle
Date of Work
1967
Credit
White House Historical Association

Meriwether Lewis

In this pencil drawing completed by Paul Calle in 1967, President Thomas Jefferson sends his private secretary Meriwether Lewis to lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The author of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson served as president from March 4, 1801 until March 4, 1809. Calle was an artist well-known for his work with the United States Postal Service, for whom he made over 40 pieces of art used on postage stamps.          

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