Issue Date: March 26, 1974
City: Derry, NH
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Perforations: 10 1/2 x 11
Born in 1874, Robert Frost won Pulitzer Prizes for his poetry on four separate occasions. This commemorative stamp was issued on the 100th anniversary of Frost's birth. The First Day of Issue site was Derry, New Hampshire, where Frost wrote a number of his best-loved poems.
Robert Frost (1874-1963)
Robert Frost was born in San Francisco. After the death of his father in 1885, his family moved back to New England. Frost settled in New Hampshire. His poems were inspired by the region’s beauty, landscapes, folkways, and speech patterns. His graceful, plain-language poems are most often set in New England, particularly Vermont and New Hampshire. Frost won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry four times (1924, 1931, 1937, and 1943). Congress awarded Frost a gold medal for his poetry in 1960. In 1961, he read a poem at John F. Kennedy’s presidential inauguration.