The US Postal Service will hold a First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony for the Henry David Thoreau Commemorative Forever stamp at Walden Pond in Concord MA tomorrow, May 23 at 11 AM. The event is free and open to the public.
The stamp celebrates writer, philosopher, and naturalist Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) on the bicentennial year of his birth. The stamp art is an oil-on-panel painting of Thoreau’s face based on a famous 1856 daguerreotype by Benjamin Maxham. On the right side of the stamp is Thoreau’s signature of his last name. Below the signature is a branch of sumac leaves.
With Thoreau’s personal example of simple living, his criticism of materialism, and the timeless questions he raises about the place of the individual in society and humanity’s role in the natural world, he continues to inspire new generations to assert their independence, reinterpret his legacy, and ask challenging questions of their own. Sam Weber of Brooklyn, NY, was the stamp artist. Art director Greg Breeding of Charlottesville, VA, designed the stamp.
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TORONTO – Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen was at a Toronto school to unveil a stamp with an image of Canada’s most famous robotics accomplishment – the Canadarm. The stamp commemorates Canada’s achievements in space, science, technology and innovation. Continue reading
ST. LOUIS — Searching for the ideal stamp to complement that special occasion? The U.S. Postal Service today issued two Celebration stamps fit for party invitations, thank-you notes, announcements and any other correspondence. The stamps were dedicated during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Continue reading
BUFFALO, N.Y.-Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Irvin Bates, 64, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of theft of government funds, was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to pay $3760.00 in restitution by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. Continue reading