Women in the the Visual Arts and Literature

Julia Ward Howe

14-cent Julia Ward Howe stamp
This 14-cent stamp was issued February 12, 1987.

Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), is a nineteenth century American poet, most known for her work “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” written in 1861."The Battle Hymn of the Republic" was largely sung by northern troops on the move. In addition to poetry, Howe was also very involved in the abolitionism and suffragist movements within the United States. The Julia Ward Howe stamp was issued in Boston, Massachusetts. The stamp was designed by Ward Brackett for the Great Americans Series.

"Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
He has trampled down the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword;
His truth is marching on."