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



Civil War: Frederick Douglass
Oil on canvas

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

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Frederick Douglass, noted for his oratory, is depicted delivering a speech. This staunch abolitionist had another personal stake in the Civil War that makes his inclusion in this set of stamps especially poignant: His son was a sergeant in the Union army.


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