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2-cent Whittier

An outspoken abolitionist and human rights advocate, John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) appears on the 2-cent Famous American Poets stamp, issued February 16, 1940. Whittier, known as the 'Quaker Poet', revealed many details of nineteenth century New England life in his poetry. Among his ballads are the popular "The Barefoot Boy" and "Barbara Frietchie."

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