1983 20¢ Thomas H. Gallaudet
Great Americans Series
Issue Date: June 10, 1983
City: West Hartford, Connecticut
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Engraved
Perforations: 11 x 10 ½
In 1817, Thomas Gallaudet founded the Hartford, Connecticut, School for the Deaf. His methods, which utilized the French manual or "sign" language, opened new avenues for teaching the hearing impaired.
The Great Americans Series
The popular Great Americans Series honors special Americans from all walks of life and honors them for their contributions to society and their fellow man. Sixty-four different stamps make up the complete set to pay tribute to important individuals who were leaders in education, the military, literature, the arts, and human and civil rights.