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Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (green); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
PUERTO RICO (U.S. administration)
United States of America
Date:
April 27, 1949
Description:
This Puerto Rico Election Issue stamp commemorated the first gubernatorial election in the Territory of Puerto Rico. Originally ruled by Spain, the country ceded the colony to the United States in 1898 as a result of the Spanish-American War. Puerto Rico became a United States territory as part of the Jones Act of 1917. The stamp features a Puerto Rican farmer holding a cogwheel and ballot box.
United States; Puerto Rico; territory; election; governor
Topic:
Humanitarian Causes  Search this
Hispanic Heritage  Search this
Object number:
1980.2493.4077
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1980.2493.4077