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Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (brown orange); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
Kansas
United States of America
Date:
May 31, 1954
Description:
This Kansas Territory Issue stamp commemorates the centennial of the establishment of the Kansas Territory. The Kansas Territory was created and organized by the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854. The act also essentially repealed the Missouri Compromise; it allowed the settlers of the land to determine if they would allow slavery in the new territory. Kansas chose to exclude slavery from the territory. The land was originally a part of the Louisiana Purchase. The stamp depicts a pioneer wagon train traveling through a wheat field.
United States; Kansas; Nebraska; Louisiana Purchase; territory; pioneer; frontier; wagon; oxen; animal; wheat; field; landscape
Topic:
Food & Agriculture  Search this
Object number:
1980.2493.5143
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1980.2493.5143