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29c "Ma" Rainey stamp

United States Postal Service1994-09-17

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Born Gertrude Melissa Nix Pridgett, "Ma" Rainey (1886-1939), the Mother of the Blues, joined the black vaudeville troupes touring the South at age 14. Shortly after she married William "Pa" Rainey, she began to work into her "Rabbit Foot Minstrels" plaintive tunes she had first overheard a young Missouri woman sing. Among her most memorable songs are "See See Rider," "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," and "Bo Weavil Blues."

Reference: Postal Bulletin (September 1, 1994).


Scott Catalogue USA: 2859
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Museum ID: 1995.2075.57

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  • Title: 29c "Ma" Rainey stamp
  • Creator: United States Postal Service
  • Date Created: 1994-09-17
  • Subject Keywords: "Ma" Rainey, stamp
  • Medium: paper; ink (multicolored); adhesive / lithography

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