Commemorative United States Postage Stamp for John F. Kennedy, 1964

Summary

This U.S. postage stamp was released on May 29, 1964, just six months after President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Stunned and disillusioned, Americans eagerly embraced products like this postage stamp to be able to "re-connect" with their charismatic, now deceased, leader. The U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing asked Mrs. Kennedy to make the final selection for the artwork.

This U.S. postage stamp was released on May 29, 1964, just six months after President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Stunned and disillusioned, Americans eagerly embraced products like this postage stamp to be able to "re-connect" with their charismatic, now deceased, leader. The U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing asked Mrs. Kennedy to make the final selection for the artwork.

Artifact

Postage stamp

Date Made

29 May 1964

Subject Date

29 May 1964

Creators

Loewy, Raymond, 1893-1986 

United States. Bureau of Engraving and Printing 

Place of Creation

United States, District of Columbia, Washington 

Creator Notes

Designed by Raymond Loewy; printed and published by United States Bureau of Printing and Engraving, Washington, D.C.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2013.50.23

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Estate of Dr. and Mrs. Martin A. Glynn.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Engraving (Printing process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 1 in

Width: 1.563 in

Inscriptions

Text on front: 1917 JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY 1963 / 5¢ / ...AND THE GLOW FROM THAT FIRE CAN TRULY LIGHT THE WORLD / U.S. POSTAGE

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