Beautiful Blooms

The United States Postal Service, Postmaster General’s Collection
October 4, 2017
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Stamp with cherry blossoms
The United States Postal Service, Postmaster General’s Collection

5c Plant for a More Beautiful America approved stamp art 

ISSUE Beautification of America
MEDIUM paper; gouache; ink
ARTIST Gyo Fujikawa
FIRST DAY OF ISSUE October 5, 1966 

The stamp design was used to produce the first stamp issue commemorating President Johnson’s beautification initiatives, which were championed by his wife Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Johnson, to beautify America’s public spaces. The stamp was reissued in 2012 as part of a six stamp souvenir sheet honoring her centennial, beautification and conservation initiatives.
 

The United States Postal Service, Postmaster General’s Collection