Hattie W. Caraway : Some Special Properties
Hattie Caraway Stamp Promotion
An enlarged reproduction of the Sen. Hattie Caraway US Postage stamp,It has a zigzag stamp-like edge, and Sen. Caraway's bust centered. Words around edges say "Senator," "Hattie W. Caraway," and "USA 76."
On Jan. 12, 1932, Hattie Wyatt Caraway took the oath of office as the first woman elected to the United States Senate.

On Feb. 21, 2001, the U. S. Postal Service dedicated a 76-cent "Distinguished Americans" stamp in her honor in a ceremony in her honor in Little Rock, and an unveiling the next day in Jonesboro, where she lived and where she is buried.

This enlarged stamp was used in the ceremony at the Arkansas State University Museum in Jonesboro.

Image 2: Artist Mark Summers, known for his scratchboard technique, created the stamp's Caraway portrait using as reference a black-and-white photograph taken Oct. 21, 1943, when Sen. Caraway became the first woman to preside over the Senate.

Summers, who lives in Ontario, Canada, is known for his detail-rich, black-and-white portraits of literary and historical figures. His drawings, which are regularly featured in The New York Times Book Review section, are distinguished by a dense network of horizontal lines etched with exquisite precision.

Image 3: John DeWitt, Jonesboro postmaster, presents the replica that was made by Artist Mark Summers to Dr. Les Wyatt, president of A-State, who accepts the gift on behalf of the university.
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Image 2:  Hattie Caraway in SenateImage 2: Hattie Caraway in Senate
Image 3: Stamp Unveiling CeremonyImage 3: Stamp Unveiling Ceremony