this stamp shows a book
being read by Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad. this 1984 stamp is based on a Mathew Brady photograph.
I have already shown the boy half of this pair of stamps from Lithuania for the Europa series in 2010 for Children's Literature. it featured an open book with a boy on one side and a girl on the other. now, thanks to a friend who has started saving her stamps for me (she is addicted to ebay), I have the set. this group of four with the girl and her cat is a bit wrinkled, but Suzanne very smartly decided to keep them together because of the postmark.
for more stamps on books and literature, visit Viridian's Postcard Blog and click on the links of the other participants.