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



Rural America:
Chautauqua Tent and Buggies

Gouache on board

Artist: John Falter

Art director: Stevan Dohanos
First day of issue: August 6, 1974

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This stamp honoring the Chautauqua Movement is a fine example of how our national memory is preserved through stamps. Inspired by an institution based in Chautauqua, New York, traveling tent shows like this one brought education, entertainment, and religious inspiration to rural America long before the advent of modern media.


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