THE CABINET: Harding, Full-Face

Last week the Post Office Department announced that on Dec. 1 President Warren Gamaliel Harding would turn his head 90°, would henceforth offer his full face to view on the brown 1½¢stamps. Reason: many people did not fancy the profile of the 29th President. The new stamps will be put on sale first in the Harding hometown, Marion, Ohio; will be further distributed as the old ones are exhausted. The denomination is used chiefly on unsealed folders.

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