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

 

The Landing of the Pilgrims 1620: The Landing of the Pilgrims First Voyage of Christopher Columbus: Crossing the Atlantic First Voyage of Christopher Columbus: Crossing the Atlantic
Civil War: Abraham Lincoln Civil War: Abraham Lincoln Civil War: Frederick Douglass Civil War: Frederick Douglass
Civil War: Ulysses S. Grant Civil War: Ulysses S. Grant Civil War: Robert E. Lee Civil War: Robert E. Lee
California Gold Rush California Gold Rush Marines Raise the Flag at Iwo Jima World War II: 1945, Victory at Last
Veterans World War I Veterans World War I Veterans Korea Veterans Korea
Gulf War Celebrate The Century: The 1990s Vietnam Memorial Celebrate The Century: The 1980s

 

America's History

Although American stamps now embrace a wide range of subjects and themes, they traditionally commemorate the profound events that shaped our nation. Conscious of the importance of their work, stamp artists approach these topics with a deep respect for the resonance of the past in American life.

At the same time, these artists freely experiment with a variety of styles and approaches. Some stamps include designs that convey an almost mythic universality, while others focus on the humanity of specific figures. Each stamp is not only a historic artifact, but also a work of art—an interpretation of another chapter in the American story.

 

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