Featured athletes Jesse Owens, Ray Ewry, Hazel Wightman, Eddie Eagan, and Helene Madison garnered gold medals and international acclaim in an era before television brought instant fame for Olympic feats.
Designed by Bart Forbes, the stamps were printed in the photogravure process by the American Bank Note Company and issued in panes of thirty-five.
Reference: Postal Bulletin (June 14, 1990).
Scott Catalogue USA: 2496
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Museum ID: 1993.2015.330