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Famous Americans

These are the Original Famous American stamps  issued in 1940 by the US Postal Service. Only 3 were Women out of 35 Honoree's.These issues are First Day Covers, the cachets on the left side are by W.Crosby, who designed cachets from around 1937 to 1948 and his works are sought after even today. The Famous American set has 35 issues  issued  in 7 sets of 5 covers each, 1- Authors, 2-Poets, 3-Educators, 4-Scientists, 5-Composers, 6-Artists, 7-Inventors.



Click on Name for full Bio, Click envelope to supersize and  read cover....

AUTHORS

Washington Irving

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James Fenimore Cooper

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Louisa May Alcott

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Samuel L. Clemens

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EDUCATORS

Horace Mann

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Mark Hopkins

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Charles W.Eliot

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Frances E. Willard

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Booker T. Washington

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Composers

Stephen Collins Foster

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John Philip Sousa

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Victor Herbert

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Edward MacDowell

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Ethelbert Nevins

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Inventors

Eli Whitney

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Samuel F.B.Morse

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Cyrus H. McCormick

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Elias Howe

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Alexander Graham Bell

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POETS

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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John Greenleaf Whittier

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James Russell Lowell

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Walt Whitman

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James Whitcomb Riley

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SCIENTISTS

John James Audubon

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Crawford W. Long

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Luther Burbank

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Walter Reed

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Jane Addams

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Artists

Gilbert Charles Stuart

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James McNeil Whistler

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Augustus Saint-Gaudens

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Daniel Chester French

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Frederic Remington

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