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1940 Famous Americans series

The original series included seven sets of famous Americans in order by birth date, with five values in each set.  Additional 3 values were added with similar designs in 1947, 1948, 1949 and 1950, and are sometimes included with the original issues.

Authors

Scott 859, 1 Washington Irving, plate number 22474 LR

Scott 860, 2 James Fenimore Cooper, plate number 22478 UL

Scott 861, 3 Ralph Waldo Emerson, plate number 22491 UR

Scott 960, 3 William Allen White (issued 1948), plate number 23856 LR

Scott 980, 3 Joel Chandler Harris (issued 1948), plate number 23882 LL

Scott 862, 5 Louisa May Alcott, plate number 22483 UR

Scott 863, 10 Samuel L. Clemens, plate number 22488 LL

 

Poets

Scott 864, 1 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, plate number 22502 UR

Scott 865, 2 John Greenleaf Whittier, plate number 22506 LL

Scott 866, 3 James Russell Lowell, plate number 22510 UR

Scott 986, 3 Edgar Allan Poe (issued 1949), plate number 24143 LL

Scott 867, 5 Walt Whitman, plate number 22512 LL

Scott 868, 10 James Whitcomb Riley, plate number 22515 UL

 

Educators

Scott 869, 1 Horace Mann, plate number 22522 UL

Scott 870, 2 Mark Hopkins, plate number 22525 UL

Scott 871, 3 Charles Eliot, plate number 22527 LR

Scott 872, 5 Frances E. Willard, plate number 22532 UL

Scott 873, 10 Booker T. Washington, plate number 22533 LR

 

Scientists

Scott 874, 1 John James Audubon , plate number 22546 UR

Scott 875, 2 Crawford W. Long, plate number 22549 LL

Scott 876, 3 Luther Burbank, plate number 22552 UL

Scott 953, 3 George Washington Carver (issued 1948), plate number 23653 UR

Scott 877, 5 Walter Reed, plate number 22555 LL

Scott 878, 10 Jane Addams, plate number 22558 LR

 

Composers

Scott 879, 1 Stephen Foster, plate number 22564 UR

Scott 880, 2 John Philip Sousa, plate number 22568 LR

Scott 881, 3 Victor Herbert, plate number 22570 LR

Scott 882, 5 Edward A. MacDowell, plate number 22575 LR

Scott 883, 10 Ethelbert Nevin, plate number 22576 LR

 

Artists

Scott 884, 1 Gilbert Charles Stuart, plate number 22587 LR

Scott 885, 2 James A. McNeill Whistler, plate number 22594 LR

Scott 886, 3 Augustus Saint-Gaudens, plate number 22594 LR

Scott 887, 5 Daniel Chester French, plate number 22597 LR

Scott 888, 10 Frederick Remington, plate number 22599 UR

 

Inventors

Scott 889, 1 Eli Whitney, plate number 22620 LL

Scott 890, 2 Samnuel F. B. Morse, plate number 22622 UR

Scott 891, 3 Cyrus McCormick, plate number 22626 LR

Scott 945, 3 Thomas A. Edison (issued 1947), plate number 23564 UR

Scott 892, 5 Elias Howe, plate number 22628 UR

Scott 893, 10 Alexander Graham Bell, plate number 22631 UR

 

Leaders

Scott 965, 3 Harlan Fiske Stone (issued 1948), plate number 23890 LR

Scott 975, 3 Will Rogers (issued 1948), plate number 23944 LL

Scott 988, 3 Samuel Gompers, labor leader (issued 1950), plate number 24168 UL

 

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