Arago: 5-cent Roosevelt & Four Freedoms

5-cent Roosevelt & Four Freedoms

The last of the Franklin D. Roosevelt memorial series, a 5-cent blue stamp, was issued on January 30, 1946. The design shows a three-quarter face portrait of Roosevelt on the left surrounded by clouds, with a globe oriented to show the Americas on the right. Written across the globe is an expression of the Four Freedoms—'Freedom of Speech and Religion, From Want and Fear'. The concept of the Four Freedoms was first enunciated by Roosevelt in his address to Congress on January 6, 1941. It was in this address also that he declared that isolation from global affairs was not an acceptable position for the United States.

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