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4c American Woman stamp

1960-06-02

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

This American Woman Issue stamp pays tribute to American women and their accomplishments in civic affairs, education, arts and industry. The stamp features an image of a mother and daughter in front of an open book. A building and gavel symbolizes women’s participation in civic affairs such as government or judicial organizations. A mortar board, books and diploma symbolizes women’s participation in education and academia. A caduceus, microscope, violin and mask of drama symbolized women’s participation in the arts, such as entertainment and music, and industries, such as medicine and scientific research.

Scott Catalogue USA: 1152

Museum ID: 1980.2493.5324

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Details

  • Title: 4c American Woman stamp
  • Date Created: 1960-06-02
  • Medium: paper; ink (deep violet); adhesive / engraving

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