One-hundred and seventeen years ago with the release of the 1893 Columbian Exposition Issue, Queen Isabella of Spain became the first woman to be featured on a United States postage stamp. Since that 4-dollar crimson lake colored stamp which Queen Isabella shared with Christopher Columbus was issued, hundreds of United States definitive and commemorative postage stamps have honored important women in American and world history. Explore NPM's Dedicated Women's History Month Landing Page Here.
Almost two years ago, the Smithsonian National Postal Museum’s Web Team set about creating a series of Arago online exhibits highlighting every woman honored on a U.S. postage stamp. The result is the Smithsonian National Postal Museum’s Women On Stamps Series comprised of four different online exhibits. The first two exhibits, Women On Stamps Part 1 & 2, were composed by Web Team Intern Lauren Golden and Arago Research Coordinator Christine Mereand. The final two exhibits, Women On Stamps Part 3 & 4, were composed by Web Team Intern Kelsey Fritz and Christine Mereand. All of these online exhibits plus more exciting content can be accessed through the Smithsonian National Postal Museum’s dedicated Women’s History Month landing page – http://postalmuseum.si.edu/women
Or Enjoy Each of NPM's Women On Stamps Online Exhibits Through The Links Below: