Art

1940 Famous Americans: 3¢ Victor Herbert
February 1, 1859

Birth of Victor Herbert

Victor August Herbert was born on February 1, 1859, in Guernsey, United Kingdom. He was one of the most prolific composers of his day, as well as a celebrated cellist, conductor, and champion for the legal rights of composers.

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1976 Washington Crosses the Delaware S/S
December 25, 1776

Washington Crosses the Delaware

On the night of December 25, 1776, George Washington led his men across the Delaware River in a surprise attack on the British. Their victory at Trenton was a significant morale booster – encouraging troops to reenlist and convincing new recruits to join the fight.

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1956 3¢ Children of the World
December 15, 1956

First Student-Designed U.S. Stamp

On December 15, 1956, the US Post Office issued its first stamp designed by a student. The stamp was the result of a nationwide contest encouraging children to get involved in stamp design.

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2001 34¢ Peanuts
November 26, 1922

Birth of Charles Schulz

Famed cartoonist Charles Schulz was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 26, 1922.  He created the beloved Peanuts characters, personally creating 17,897 comic strips and overseeing 37 television specials. 

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1996 32¢ Georgia O’Keeffe
November 15, 1887

Birth of Georgia O’Keeffe

Artist Georgia Totto O’Keeffe was born on November 15, 1887, in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Most well-known today for her close-up paintings of flowers, Georgia O’Keeffe found her greatest inspiration in the rugged deserts of New Mexico.

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2019 55¢ Post Office Murals –
October 16, 1934

The Section of Painting and Sculpture

On October 16, 1934, Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Section of Panting and Sculpture (later known as the Section of Fine Arts).  The Section, as it was called, invited artists across the country to beautify public buildings, including many post offices.

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1940 Famous Americans: 10¢ Frederic Remington
October 4, 1861

Birth of Frederic Remington 

Frederic Sackrider Remington was born on October 4, 1861, in Canton, New York. He went on to become the most successful artist of Western scenes during his lifetime.

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1971 8¢ Antarctic Treaty
September 21, 1924

Birth of Stamp Artist Howard Koslow

Howard Bertram Koslow was born on September 21, 1924, in Brooklyn, New York. Over the course of 40 years, Koslow produced artwork for more than 50 US stamps and postal cards, including the popular and long-running Lighthouse Series.

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1969 6¢ William M. Harnett
August 10, 1848

Birth of William Harnett 

Artist William Michael Harnett was born on August 10, 1848, in Clonakilty, County, Cork, Ireland. Harnett was one of the most successful artists of his day, known for his amazingly realistic paintings.

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