Massachusetts: Black-Capped Chickadee and Mayflower

Black-Capped Chickadee and a Mayflower branch

Artist: Arthur and Alan D. Singer
Art director: Bradbury Thompson
First day of issue: April 14, 1982

Gouache on board

Arthur Singer was renowned for his graceful illustrations of birds and other animals in their habitats, but his understanding of the natural world proved vital in wartime as well. He worked with the Allies during World War II to conceive camouflage schemes for tanks, which required keen observations of terrain and moving objects when viewed from above.

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