Monday, October 22, 2012

Lady Bird Johnson Souvenir Sheet

The U.S. Postal Service is marking Lady Bird Johnson's centennial with the release of a commemorative souvenir sheet featuring her 1968 White House portrait and adaptations of five stamps issued in the 1960s that encouraged participation in the "Plant for a More Beautiful America" campaign.

Also included is a quote from Mrs. Johnson reflecting her belief that the environment is our common ground and a black-and-white image of the First Lady taken from a family photograph shot in 1963.

According to the Texas Tribune the November 30 release will make her one of only five first ladies to be featured on a postage stamp.

Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor Johnson (December 22, 1912 – July 11, 2007) was First Lady of the United States (1963–69) during the presidency of her husband Lyndon B. Johnson. 

The sheet may not be available at all post offices according to the U.S.P.S. 

For more information, click here.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM