Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Edgar Rice Burroughs to be Honored on U.S. Postage Stamp

In 1912, Edgar Rice Burroughs published his first story, “Under the Moons of Mars,” and his first Tarzan story, “Tarzan of the Apes.” The U.S. Postal Service joins with fans around the world in celebrating the centennial of a cultural phenomenon.

This stamp shows Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ most famous literary creation, clinging to a tree by a vine in his left hand and wielding a weapon in his right. Burroughs appears in profile in the background.

Hulbert Burroughs, the author’s son, took the 1934 photograph that served as the basis for the stamp portrait of . . .

Read more at: beyondtheperf.com


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