Women on Stamps: Part 3

Women in the the Visual Arts and Literature
39-cent Katherine Anne Porter stamp

The Katherine Anne Porter stamp was issued on May 15, 2006.

Virtual Exhibit
34-cent Frida Kahlo stamp
The Frida Kahlo stamp was issued on June 21, 2001.

The United States Postal Service has honored significant women by featuring them on postage stamps. In the featured collection series, Women on Stamps, we explore the women on postage stamps and the contributions they have made to America. In Women on Stamps: Part 3 we focus on women who have made significant contributions to the arts and literature.

The first part of the Women on Stamps: Part 3 virtual exhibition highlights the accomplishments of female artists. Whether they are painters, sculptors, illustrators, or photographers, these women have greatly contributed to the world of American art. The second part discusses women in literature. From journalists such as Ida Tarbell to novelists such as Edith Wharton, these women not only made great contributions to American literature, they also expanded opportunities for future women authors.

Through featuring artistic and literary women honored on United States postage stamps, we hope to explore and acknowledge the contributions these women have made to American society and cultural traditions.

Created by Lauren Golden, Web Intern, and Christine Mereand, Web Volunteer Coordinator, National Postal Museum.