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November 16, 2006 – August 17, 2008
Museum: Postal Museum
Location: Jeanette Cantrell Rudy Gallery, Lower Level
This exhibition presents 76 original artworks commissioned by the United States Postal Service during the last 50 years for stamps that pay tribute to American history. The works are by more than 40 artists and represent a range of events, people, and trends that have influenced American culture. Subjects include Eleanor Roosevelt, Marian Anderson, Judy Garland, Wilma Rudolph, Jonas Salk, Robert Penn Warren, Buffalo Soldiers, the Wright brothers, the Moon landing, and more. Also featured is an illustration by Al Hirshfeld.
Objects are on loan from the United States Postal Service.