painting of cherry blossom trees, the Tidal Basin, and the Washington Monument in the background
Beautification of America concept stamp art

Illustrators: Robert Jones and Howard Milner

This was one of the final concept images that focused on the Washington, DC Tidal Basin and its blooming cherry blossoms. After reviewing this image and others, the Johnson White House wanted to see a comprehensive design highlighting beautification efforts from the community to the national level.

Courtesy United States Postal Service, Postmaster General's Collection