The Celebrate The Century: 1940s souvenir sheet was issued on February 18, 1999, at Dobbins Air Force Base, Georgia. The sheet went on sale nationwide the same day.
Designed by Carl Herrman of Laguna Niguel, California, and illustrated by Howard Koslow of Toms River, New Jersey, the souvenir sheet features 1940s subjects from the following categories: People and Events, Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyles, Sports, and Science and Technology. The fifteen commemorative stamps in this sheet are titled: World War II; Antibiotics Save Lives; Jackie Robinson; President Harry S. Truman; Women Support War Effort; TV Entertains America; Jitterbug Sweeps Nation; Abstract Expressionism; GI Bill 1944; The Big Band Sound; International Style of Architecture; Postwar Baby Boom; Slinky Craze Begins 1945; Broadway Hit 1947; and Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane."
Ashton-Potter (USA), Ltd., produced the stamps in the offset/ intaglio process.
Postal Bulletin (January 28, 1999).