Is Your Famous Americans Series Missing the American Inventors?
Eli Whitney (1765-1825) – invented the cotton gin, one of the most significant inventions of the industrial revolution that benefited the South’s economy immensely.
Samuel Morse (1791-1872) – invented the telegraph and Morse code, which allowed people to send messages long distances through a wire
Cyrus McCormick (1809-1884) – invented a reaping machine that made harvesting crops much easier for farmers
Elias Howe (1819-67) – perfected a sewing machine that could sew 250 lock stitches per minute
Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) – invented the metal detector, phonograph and telephone
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 Inventors set.
Each of the American Inventors stamps pictures a cogwheel, wings and a lightning flash – symbols of power, flight and electricity. Get one step closer to completing your Famous Americans Series – order the American Inventors set today.