25c Helene Madison stamp

United States Postal Service1990-07-06

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum
Washington, DC, United States

Helene Madison (1913-1970) swam to victory three times during the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, setting records in each event - the Olympic record in the 100-meter freestyle and the world record in the 400-meter freestyle. Helene then joined the U.S. team to set another world record in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay. Over her lifetime, Helene set more than 100 national and world records. She became the only person to ever hold all the U.S. records in women’s freestyle swimming at once. Helene was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 1992.

Scott Catalogue USA: 2500

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Museum ID: 1993.2015.338


  • Title: 25c Helene Madison stamp
  • Creator: United States Postal Service
  • Date Created: 1990-07-06
  • Medium: paper; ink (multicolored); adhesive

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