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



1620: The Landing of the Pilgrims
Oil and graphite on board

Artist: Mark English
Art director: Stevan Dohanos
First day of issue: November 21, 1970

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Bordering on abstraction, this depiction of the landing of the pilgrims juxtaposes almost photographic details with bold forms and stark colors. The result is a haunting representation of depth, danger, and uncertainty, all conveyed on a conspicuously small canvas.


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