New York City: A Portrait Through Stamp Art

National Postal Museum
November 17, 2015
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National Postal Museum

Showboat was one of the first Broadway productions with a bi-racial cast. Written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II and based on Edna Ferber’s bestselling novel of the same name, the show premiered at the Ziegfeld Theatre on December 27, 1927 and ran for 77 weeks.

SHOWBOAT Legends of American Music Series

Medium canvas, oil

Illustrator Wilson McLean (b. 1937)

Art Director Terry McCaffrey

First Day of Issue July 14, 1993