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U.S. #1487
8¢ Willa Cather
American Arts
 
 
Issue Date: September 20, 1973
City: Red Cloud, NE
Quantity: 139,608,000
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: 11
Color: Deep brown and multi
Released on her 100th birthday, this stamp honors Willa Cather, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who wrote of the spirit and courage of pioneer life.
 
Willa Cather (1873-1947)
Novelist
Cather’s family moved to Nebraska when she was nine years old. She graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1895 and received her doctorate in 1917. McClure’s Magazine published her stories in 1905, and Cather quickly became managing editor of this leading American magazine. This was a position of great power and influence for a woman of that time. In 1912, she published the first of her 12 novels, “Alexander’s Bridge.” Cather is remembered as one of America’s finest novelists and Nebraska’s best. Her experiences in Nebraska figure strongly in her writing; most are set in Nebraska. Cather won the 1922 Pulitzer Prize for her novel, “One of Ours.”
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U.S. #1487
8¢ Willa Cather
American Arts
 
 
Issue Date: September 20, 1973
City: Red Cloud, NE
Quantity: 139,608,000
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: 11
Color: Deep brown and multi
Released on her 100th birthday, this stamp honors Willa Cather, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who wrote of the spirit and courage of pioneer life.
 
Willa Cather (1873-1947)
Novelist
Cather’s family moved to Nebraska when she was nine years old. She graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1895 and received her doctorate in 1917. McClure’s Magazine published her stories in 1905, and Cather quickly became managing editor of this leading American magazine. This was a position of great power and influence for a woman of that time. In 1912, she published the first of her 12 novels, “Alexander’s Bridge.” Cather is remembered as one of America’s finest novelists and Nebraska’s best. Her experiences in Nebraska figure strongly in her writing; most are set in Nebraska. Cather won the 1922 Pulitzer Prize for her novel, “One of Ours.”