1979 $5 Conductor’s Lantern
Issue Date: August 23, 1979
City: Boston, MA
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed and engraved
Color: Tan, red brown, orange and yellow
One of four stamps depicting light sources from throughout our country’s history issued to serve as a reminder that America is a shining beacon of liberty. Fueled by a love for freedom, truth, and reason, we continue to instill in future generations a desire to establish that which is true and just, not only in our country, but in other nations as well.
This lantern was used by railroad conductors around 1850.