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Medium:
paper; ink
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
October 20, 1955
Description:
This Liberty Issue stamp depicts Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1706. As a young man, he worked as a printer’s apprentice, eventually owning the Pennsylvania Gazette and publishing “Poor Richard’s Almanack.” On July 26, 1775, the Second Continental Congress established the United States Post Office and named Benjamin Franklin as the first United States Postmaster General. He was also an influential figure during the American Revolutionary War period.
United States; Massachusetts; Pennsylvania; Benjamin Franklin; founding father; author; printer; politics; postmaster; scientist; inventor; diplomat; portrait; American Revolutionary War; portrait
Topic:
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Object number:
2008.2007.1
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm89842c6ef-1fb6-4e78-b856-57053c562627
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2008.2007.1