Women in the the Visual Arts and Literature


4-cent American Woman stamp
The American Woman stamp was issued on June 2, 1960.

In Women on Stamps: Part 3, we examined women’s role in literature and the arts. These women not only contributed to American culture, but also opened up the arts to future generations of women. Through featuring these women artists and authors on United States postage stamps, the Postal Service honors their contributions.

Women on Stamps: Part 3 is part of a larger virtual exhibition series. Past exhibits have focused on women’s political and professional achievements, while Women on Stamps: Part 4 will examine women’s contributions to the performing arts.

References used for this exhibition include:

  • Britannica Online Academic Edition
  • National Women’s Hall of Fame
  • Price, Anita and Louise Hunt. Women on United States Postage Stamps. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2008.
  • “Women on Stamps.” United States Postal Service. Publication 512, April 2003.