Sunday, January 15, 2017

Henry would be bemused. "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see," he wrote.

In a rare mis-step during the US Postal Service's last golden age of stamp design, the 150th anniversary issue for Henry David Thoreau was a bust.

Taken from an 1856 daguerreotype, the 1967 issue made the author of Walden, and Civil Disobedience, look like some sort of fungal creation from an H.P. Lovecraft story:

2017 is Thoreau's 200th anniversary, and the Postal Service is making amends:

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