Open June 9, 2009, to June 7, 2010

Franklin D. Roosevelt, president during the Great Depression, used stamps to communicate with the American people. A stamp collector himself, he understood the power of visual imagery, and he changed the look of stamps to convey messages of hope, optimism, and the solidity of the federal government.


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Delivering Hope: FDR & Stamps of the Great Depression offers novel insights into FDR’s
personality, his relationship with Postmaster General James A. Farley, and his concern for the welfare of the American people.