Artist: William H. Bond
Art director: Howard E. Paine
First day of issue: September 2, 1995
Gouache on board
William H. Bond adapted Joe Rosenthal’s famous black-and-white photograph for this artwork, choosing to render the background in bright orange for dramatic effect. A version of this image also appeared on an engraved stamp in July 1945, just five months after the actual flag-raising.