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Puerto Rico Election Issue

3c Puerto Rico Gubernatorial Election single

Scott Catalogue USA: 983
Description:

This Puerto Rico Election Issue stamp commemorated the first gubernatorial election in the Territory of Puerto Rico. Originally ruled by Spain, the country ceded the colony to the United States in 1898 as a result of the Spanish-American War. Puerto Rico became a United States territory as part of the Jones Act of 1917. The stamp features a Puerto Rican farmer holding a cogwheel and ballot box.

United States; Puerto Rico; territory; election; governor

Date:
April 27, 1949
Medium:
paper; ink (green); adhesive / engraving
Museum ID:
1980.2493.4077
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place:
PUERTO RICO (U.S. administration)


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