Put Yourself in the Doctor’s Seat

08 Jul 2020  Wed

With the COVID-19 pandemic that burst upon us a few months ago, doctors and other health workers have become the most important part of our lives. In this darkest of time, the USPS has found a ray of hope! This month’s cartoon caption contest includes a commemorative stamp honoring the physicians of America.

The stamp was issued in the year 1947 and is denominated 3 cents. The stamp was issued to commemorate the physicians of America and the 100th anniversary of the founding of the American Medical Association.

The source for the stamp design was the 1891 painting The Doctor by English artist Samuel Luke Fildes. The painting shows a doctor observing the critical stage in a child’s illness in a rural setting, with the anxious parents in the background.

The stamp is specially chosen for the Cartoon Caption Contest considering the current medical situation in the world. Talk about making lemonade out of lemons!

Visit philamart to view and purchase variety of stamps from all over the world.

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