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29c Billie Holiday stamp

United States Postal Service1994-09-17

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Billie Holiday (1915-1959), born Eleanora Fagan, had an art for graceful phrasing and a distinctively light timbre that enabled her to render popular tunes dealing with heartbreak and despair with a buoyancy that rose above the heavy sentimentality of the words. Holiday's solo hits such as "God Bless the Child" and "Strange Fruit" became standard tunes for many generations of singers to follow.

Reference: Postal Bulletin (September 1, 1994).

Scott Catalogue USA: 2856
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Museum ID: 1995.2075.51

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  • Title: 29c Billie Holiday stamp
  • Creator: United States Postal Service
  • Date Created: 1994-09-17
  • Subject Keywords: Billie Holiday, stamp
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