illustration of Frances Perkins
Frances Perkins stamp art, 1980

Illustrator: Ferdinand Ralph Petrie

Frances Perkins served as Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, the longest-running appointee in that position and the first woman in a Presidential cabinet. Her early career began at the New York Consumers League, where she lobbied for better working hours and conditions.

Courtesy United States Postal Service, Postmaster General's Collection