Arago: Exhibits


Life Lessons from Dr. Suess

Kevin Owens

Kevin Owens

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This 33-cent stamp, featuring The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss, was issued May 26, 1999 as part of the 1950s Celebrate the Century series.

“Life may not seem as bad as it is if the people in it help you through the times.” -Kevin Owens

“I learned to overcome hardships.” -Timothy Roell

Dr. Seuss grew up in a family of brewmasters whose financial success declined during Prohibition. As German immigrants, the Geisels faced prejudice, particularly throughout World War I. However, Seuss’s childhood was also full of listening to rhymes from his mother and drawing animals at the zoo. This early practice helped propel him to success as one of the most beloved children’s authors and illustrators of all time.