HEROES: Twelve Washingtons

While four bedraggled citizens stood waiting at 7:30 New Year's morning to get a look at the 31st U. S. President, an enthusiastic crowd of 2,500 swarmed into Washington's central post office to buy likenesses of the first U. S. President. By nightfall over 40,000 philatelists from far and near had secured more than a million stamps commemorating the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth. First in line were Senator Simeon D. Fess of Ohio and Representative Sol Bloom of New York, members of the...

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