United States Commemorative Postage Stamp Honoring Clara Barton, Founder of the American Red Cross, Civil War Nurse,
Issued September 7, 1948, Oxford, Massachusetts,
The engraved stamp design depicts a portrait of Clara Barton in an oval, ornamented by laurel leaves. To the right of the portrait is a Red Cross symbol.
Barton, Clara 1821-1912, American humanitarian; born in Oxford, Mass.
Called the Angel of the Battlefield, She set up a supply service during the Civil War, was a nurse in the army camps and on battlefields, and led searches for the missing.
After working behind German lines for the International Red Cross in the Franco-Prussian War, she organized (1881) the American Red Cross, which she headed until 1904.
First Day of Issue Cover, FDC, ArtCraft Engraving Cachet, Unaddressed, Ideal for Framing,
Cover in Removable Transparent Poly Sleeve and Mailed With Protection,
Made in the USA
Genuine First Day of Stamp Issued Cover Cancelled on the First Day of Issue Date by the U.S. Postal Service,