8¢ Sidney Lanier
Issue Date: February 3, 1972
City: Macon, GA
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Giori Press
Color: Black, brown and light blue
Born in Macon, Georgia, Sidney Lanier was a teacher at Johns Hopkins University and an American poet noted for writing about the beauty of the American South. Lake Sidney Lanier, located on the Chattahoochee River in northern Georgia, is named in his honor. This stamp was issued in Lanier’s hometown on the anniversary of his birthday.