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15c Edith Wharton stamp

United States Postal Service1980-09-05

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

In 1921, Edith Wharton (1862-1937) became the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize, awarded for her novel The Age of Innocence. In that work and many others, Wharton portrayed a moneyed, materialistic society whose conventions restricted and destroyed the desires of its members. Though best known as an American novelist, Wharton, who spent most of her adult life in France, also received the French Legion of Honor for her extensive work helping refugees and others during World War I.

Scott Catalogue USA: 1832
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Museum ID: 1999.2004.142

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  • Title: 15c Edith Wharton stamp
  • Creator: United States Postal Service
  • Date Created: 1980-09-05
  • Medium: paper; ink (purple); adhesive / engraving

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