The Department issued this 3-cent stamp at the celebration commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the Discovery of New Hampshire's Famous Landmark, "The Old Man of the Mountains," through the Franconia, New Hampshire, post office on June 21, 1955.
The stamp's central design features the profile view of the "Old Man of the Mountains" as seen from Franconia Notch, New Hampshire. Across the top of the stamp appears the wording "3c US Postage," in dark Gothic, in one line. To the left and below the center of the design is the wording "The Old Man of the Mountains" in dark Gothic, arranged in three lines, and across the bottom in whiteface Gothic is the wording "New Hampshire," below which is the state motto, "Live Free or Die."
The stamp was printed by the rotary process, electric-eye perforated, and issued in panes of fifty. The printing of 110 million stamps was authorized.
Postal Bulletin (May 24, 1955)