In time for the 100th anniversary of the amendment that finally granted women the right to vote, the U.S. Postal Service is unveiling its “19th Amendment: Women Vote” Forever stamp.
The stamp, which will be marked with a virtual dedication ceremony on August 22, was inspired by historic photographs. It features an illustration designed by Ethel Kessler with original art by Nancy Stahl of the early suffragists marching.
The featured colors are purple, white and gold — the official colors of the National Women’s Party.
The adhesive square joins other commemorative stamps that celebrate figures such as longtime journalist Gwen Ifill, who died in 2016, and Harlem Renaissance novelist Nella Larsen.
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