Pittman, Portia Washington (1883-1978) [First day issue stamp of Booker T. Washington]
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.255.03 Author/Creator: Pittman, Portia Washington (1883-1978) Place Written: Tuskegee, Alabama Type: Stamp Date: 7 April 1940 Pagination: 1 envelope ; 9.2 x 16.5 cm.
First day issue envelope with stamp from the "Famous Americans Series." Both stamp and envelope feature the printed likeness of Booker T. Washington. Envelope cancelled at Tuskegee on 7 April 1940. Sent to Alice J. Cutright Kaine from Portia Washington, 21 July 1940.
Booker T. Washington founded the Tuskegee Institute in 1881. Kaine worked at the Institute during the 1890s, and developed close ties to the Washington family, including Washington's daughter Portia.
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