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Woman Suffrage Issue

The Postal Service issued a 32-cent Women's Suffrage commemorative stamp, in a pane of 40, in Washington, DC, on August 26, 1995. The issuance of this stamp marked the anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution.

On February 28, 1913, in Washington, DC, during the inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson, a procession of women from all professions and occupations descended upon the White House. This would be one of the many marches and protestations in the long struggle for the enfranchisement of women in the United States. On May 16, 1976, 63 years later, thousands of supporters of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment marched to the Illinois State Capitol. Photographs of these two milestones in American history have been artistically combined with typography and symbols to create the design featured on the Women's Suffrage stamp. The stamp recognizes the contributions of the women's suffrage movement and the landmark ratification of the 19th amendment (women's right to vote) to the US Constitution.

Designed by April Greiman of Los Angeles, California, the stamp went on sale nationwide on August 28. The stamp was printed by Ashton-Potter USA, Ltd. in the offset/intaglio process.

Reference: Postal Bulletin (July 6, 1995)


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