Monday, June 29, 2015

Alabama on Some U.S. Postage Stamps (5): Some More People & Topics

This post completes the series on U.S. postage stamps related to Alabama.

Previous posts can be found herehere, here and here 

More about U.S. stamps and postal history can be found here.


US Stamp Gallery >> Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson has been featured on numerous stamps; this one dates from 1870. You can read about his role in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend here.


US Stamp Gallery >> Norris hydroelectric dam

Issued May 18, 1983. TVA has certainly been important in Alabama history.


Washroom and Dining Area of Floyd Burrouths' Home, Hale County Alabama, Walker Evans

Issued June 13, 2002. This stamp features a photograph taken by Walker Evans in the Floyd Burroughs' home in Hale County in the 1930's. Evans and writer James Agee documented the life of sharecroppers there in the 1941 book Let Us Now Praise Famous Men




 
Project Mercury Scotts #1193

Issued February 1962. Facilities in Huntsville were an important part of the Mercury Space Project.

















The stamps celebrating streetcar transportation included one featuring Montgomery as the location of the first electric streetcar in the U.S.

















Sequoyah lived much of his life in northeastern Alabama where he developed a written version of the spoken Cherokee language. This stamp was issued on December 27, 1980.

 



















An Alabama native, Black served in the U.S. Senate and for 34 years on the U.S. Supreme Court.







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