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5c Emancipation Proclamation stamp

1963-08-16

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum
Washington, DC, United States

This Emancipation Proclamation Issue stamp commemorates the centennial of President Abraham Lincoln’s executive order that declared the freedom of slaves – nearly three million – residing in territories in rebellion. The Proclamation represented a shift in the war objectives of the North: reuniting the nation was no longer the only goal. It also promoted the ultimate abolition of slavery in the United States. The stamp features an image of a broken, or severed, chain.

Scott Catalogue USA: 1233
mint

Museum ID: 1980.2493.5452

Details

  • Title: 5c Emancipation Proclamation stamp
  • Date Created: 1963-08-16
  • Subject Keywords: Emancipation Proclamation, stamp
  • Medium: paper; ink (dark blue, black, red); adhesive / engraving

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