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32c "The Fog Warning" stamps

United States Postal Service1998-08-27

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

One of the greatest realists during the second half of the 19th century, Winslow Homer (1836-1910) painted “The Fog Warning” in 1885. Its depiction of the strenuous work of halibut fishing was an appropriate celebration of human strength and courage.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Reference: inscription on back of stamp

This stamp was one of the "Four Centuries of American Art" commemorative stamps issued on August 27, 1998, in Santa Clara, California. The pane features twenty American paintings. An inscription on the back of each stamp describes the painting and artist.

Scott Catalogue USA: 3236j
mint

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Museum ID: 2000.2021.166

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  • Title: 32c "The Fog Warning" stamps
  • Creator: United States Postal Service
  • Date Created: 1998-08-27
  • Subject Keywords: Winslow Homer
  • Medium: paper; ink; adhesive

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