January 23, 1849~ Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman to earn an M.D. in the US

Elizabeth Blackwell by Joseph Stanley Kozlowski

1965 / Oil on canvas / Size? / Syracuse University Medical School Collection, NY

“The Elizabeth Blackwell painting was used as source material for a USPS $.18 postage stamp. However, credit was not extended by the USPS for some time after the issuance of the stamp. After a full investigation determined that Kozlowski’s painting was, in fact, the original source for the stamp design the USPS tightened its rules regarding the documentation of source materials in order for design acceptance and acknowledged the role of the painting in the design process.”

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Previous January 23 posts:

Winter~ January 23

January 23 (music)~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/23~

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