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Commemorating George Washington

The individual featured on more American postage stamps than any other figure is George Washington. During his life, Washington led the Continental Army in the American Revolution, presided over the Constitutional Convention and then became the first president under the Constitution.

Due to Washington's critical role in the birth of the United States and his popularity during his life and since his death; artists have eagerly portrayed this great leader in a wide variety of formats and mediums. Many of these artworks have been adapted for use on postage stamps.

10c Washington single

The portrait of Washington featured on the 10-cent 1847 Issue stamp was adapted from a Gilbert Stuart painting.