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Six Original Sketches by FDR for Stamp Designs : Original Sketch

 

3c Mothers of America Large Die Proof, 1934
3c Mothers of America Large Die Proof, 1934
  Above: 3c Mothers of America Sketch by FDR, 1934
Although originally intended to honor artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler, at FDR’s direction the stamp as issued honored mothers on Mother’s Day mail. The designer altered the painting Whistler’s Mother by removing the background and the woman’s feet and adding a vase of flowers.
Left: 3c Mothers of America Large Die Proof, 1934
 
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