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Nation of Readers

The famous portrait of Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad appears in pop culture on a U.S. postage stamp and a Topps baseball card.

U.S Stamp (1984)
Topps American Heritage (2009)


Brady Portrait: Abraham Lincoln and Tad Lincoln (1864)

Mathew Brady captured Tad with his father in the Brady studio in February, 1864. The picture has since become one of the most popular father-son portraits ever. This picture is the only portrait of Lincoln which portrays him wearing glasses.

Abraham Lincoln and Tad Lincoln 1864 Brady


U.S. Stamp (1984)

The U.S. Postal Service used the Brady portrait on the 20 cent stamp issued October 16, 1984, titled, "A Nation of Readers."

Nation of Readers 20 cent stamp

 


Topps American Heritage Hero's Journey Stamp (2009)

In 2009, Topps released 100 cards in the Hero's Journey Stamp series that depict the Nation of Readers stamp. The card is number HJS-AL18. Odds were 1:372 packs.

Topps Stamps Nation of Readers Lincoln

 

 

 

 


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