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



Folk Heroes: John Henry
Oil on canvas

Artist: David LaFleur
Art director: Richard Sheaff
First day of issue: July 11, 1996

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To illustrate the story of one of America’s mightiest folk heroes, David LaFleur evoked a world of bold angles and iconic imagery. LaFleur’s heroic, monumental style is rooted in murals and posters commissioned by the Works Progress Association during the 1930s.


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