This 5-cent stamp in tribute to Homemakers was first placed on sale through the Honolulu, Hawaii, post office on October 26, 1964, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the National Extension Homemakers Council. The stamp was issued to mark the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Smith-Lever Act, legislation that opened the way to improved home life through all America by providing Home Economics experts to advise parents on better ways to feed and clothe their families.
Designed by Norman Todhunter, the stamp was inspired by an early American Sampler.
This stamp was printed on the Giori press and issued in panes of fifty stamps each. An initial printing of 120 million stamps was authorized.
Postal Bulletin (October 8, 1964).