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



Civil War: Abraham Lincoln
Acrylic on canvas

Artist: Mark Hess

Art director: Richard Sheaff
First day of issue: June 29, 1995

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Two well-known photographs of Lincoln served as the basis for this portrait of the 16th president. The background shows the U.S. Capitol as it appeared in the 1860s; the stormy skies suggest the turbulence of Lincoln’s life during the Civil War.


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