Thursday, November 29, 2012

Emancipation Proclamation Postage Stamp
to be Issued in 2013

With this 2013 stamp, the U.S. Postal Service commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, which President Abraham Lincoln signed on January 1, 1863. 

Lincoln’s proclamation, issued nearly two years into the Civil War, declared that all slaves in the rebel states of the Confederacy “are, and henceforward shall be free.”
The stamp art uses . . .

Read more at beyondtheperf.com

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