"First, there is the artist who designs the look of the stamp, using sources such as portraits or busts. Then there is the artist, or artists, at the Department of the Treasury's Bureau of Printing and Engraving," according to Cheryl.
Reporter James R. Carroll writes, "Lincoln first showed up on a stamp in 1865, the year he was assassinated at Ford's Theatre in Washington. It technically wasn't a postage stamp, but rather a revenue stamp required for newspapers to be shipped by mail."
The first Lincoln postage stamp followed the next year.
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