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



Civil War: Ulysses S. Grant
Acrylic on board

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

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Mark Hess conveys the casual familiarity of General Grant in this portrait based on an 1864 photograph. Hess replaced a tent in the original background with a landscape, and he added mother-of-pearl buttons to Grant’s shirt on the recommendation of experts.


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