Featuring Research Volunteer Contributions

Portraits

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Painting of Benjamin Franklin, 1898

People who have held high office, have produced great advancements, or have been instrumental at milestone events are typically celebrated in portraiture. Rather than candid snapshots, the Postal Service commissioned carefully constructed portraits of some of its appointees and employees. These paintings, engravings, photographs, and sculptures commemorate individuals who have made significant contributions to postal history.

Lynn Heidelbaugh, National Postal Museum