Art of the Stamp
From the Collection of the United States Postal Services



Youth Classics:
Little House on the Prairie

Acrylic on board

Artist: James Lamb
Art director: Richard Sheaff
First day of issue: October 23, 1993

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James Lamb enlisted his daughter’s friend to pose for this artwork honoring beloved children’s novelist Laura Ingalls Wilder. He then added an authentic personal touch: The sunbonnet depicted in the painting belonged to his mother’s aunt, a Montana homesteader.


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