Is Your Famous Americans Series Missing the American Poets?
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) – wrote “Paul Revere’s Ride,” and The Song of Hiawatha
John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) – wrote Lays of My Home and Other Poems and Songs of Vermonters
James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) – wrote A Year’s Life and Under the Willows
Walt Whitman (1819-1892) – wrote O Captain! My Captain! and As I Pondered in Silence
James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916) – wrote “Little Orphant Annie,” the inspiration for the Little Orphan Annie comic strip and the Raggedy Ann doll
In 1934, after stamp-collecting President Franklin Roosevelt’s first year in office, the public began asking that certain people be honored on stamps. The result was the Famous Americans set – a direct link to F.D.R.’s presidency. F.D.R. took charge, choosing many of the honorees, approving sketches and selecting denominations for some stamps! With this convenient offer you can get all five stamps in the American Poets set.
All of the American Poets stamps picture the winged horse Pegasus in a shield. Pegasus has long been a symbol of Poets, representing the poet’s inspiration. Get one step closer to completing your Famous Americans Series – order the American Poets set today.