Although American stamps now embrace a wide range of subjects and themes, they traditionally commemorate the profound events that shaped our nation. Conscious of the importance of their work, stamp artists approach these topics with a deep respect for the resonance of the past in American life.
At the same time, these artists freely experiment with a variety of styles and approaches. Some stamps include designs that convey an almost mythic universality, while others focus on the humanity of specific figures. Each stamp is not only a historic artifact, but also a work of art—an interpretation of another chapter in the American story.