Arago: 1-cent Irving

1-cent Irving

Issued January 29, 1940, the 1-cent stamp in the 'Authors' group of Famous Americans pictures Washington Irving (1783-1859). Irving was a leading figure in the Knickerbocker Group, the first school of American authors. The group took its name from the character Dietrich Knickerbocker in Irving's "A History of New York". Other Irving works include "The Life of George Washington" and the popular short stories "Rip van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."


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