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Six Original Sketches by FDR for Stamp Designs : Original Sketch

 

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3c Mothers of America Large Die Proof, 1934
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3c Mothers of America Large Die Proof, 1934
 

Above: 3c Mothers of America Sketch by FDR, 1934
Left: 3c Mothers of America Large Die Proof, 1934

 
Although originally intended to honor artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler, at FDR’s direction the stamp as issued honored mothers on Mother’s Day mail. The designer altered the painting Whistler’s Mother by removing the background and the woman’s feet and adding a vase of flowers.

 
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