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Statue of Freedom Sesquicentennial postage stamp

Creator:
Richard F. Lufkin
Location:
Massachusetts, Boston
Origin Date:
1950
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.082.0746
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Three-dimensional Objects

Description

This four-page pamphlet titled "A Lincoln Philatelic Souvenir, 1950" features on its second page the Statue of Freedom three-cent stamp commemorating the National Capitol Sesquicentennial anniversary. The stamp printed in shades of blue to blue green features a reproduction of Miss Liberty, the statue which stands on top of the Capitol Dome. The text beneath the statue reads "National Capital [sic] Sesquicentennial, 1800 Washington 1950." The page opposite the stamp describes the association of the stamp with Abraham Lincoln which is that he went to the Capitol to watch the head and shoulders of the statue being set in place. Text on page four of the pamphlet reads "Presented to the Lincoln Group of Boston by Richard F. Lufkin, May 1950, Boston, Massachusetts." Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum