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Call No.: MS Am 1118.19
Title: Emily Dickinson commemorative stamps and ephemera,
Quantity: 1 box (.2 linear ft.)
Abstract: United States postage stamps and ephemera issued to commemorate the American poet Emily Dickinson.
Emily Dickinson was an American poet.The Emily Dickinson stamp was the second in a series dedicated to American poets. It was designed by Bernard Fuchs of Wesport, Connecticut from the daguerreotype made of ED in 1847 while she was attending Mount Holyoke Female Seminary. The daguerreotype, in the possession of Amherst College, is the only photographic portrait taken during the poet's lifetime. Leonard C. Buckley modeled the stamp. Arthur W. Dintamen designed the vignette and Albert Saavedra engraved the letters. The stamp was printed on the Giori press.
Includes a pane of 50 Emily Dickinson postage stamps and ephemera concerning the celebrations for the issuing of the stamp, including: newspaper article, invitation, leaflet, program, bookmark, tickets, and other materials.