15c Frances Perkins stamp

United States Postal Service1980-04-10

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Frances Perkins (1880-1965) was the first female member of a presidential cabinet, serving as secretary of labor for Franklin D. Roosevelt. She devoted her career to social reform and improving working conditions for Americans, serving on many commissions in New York and New York state before heading the Labor Department. As the integral force behind the Social Security Act of 1935 and the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, Perkins helped set standards for minimum wages, working hours, worker safety, social security and unemployment benefits, and other labor issues.

Scott Catalogue USA: 1821

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Museum ID: 1999.2004.128

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  • Title: 15c Frances Perkins stamp
  • Creator: United States Postal Service
  • Date Created: 1980-04-10
  • Medium: paper; ink (Prussian blue); adhesive


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