US 1064 Pennsylvania Academy Postage Stamp

USA 1955 3-cent Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Postage Stamp, MNH

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Single mint postage stamp. Issue Date: January 15, 1955. City: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts was founded in 1805 by painter and scientist Charles Willson Peale, sculptor William Rush, and other artists and business leaders. They sought to "promote the cultivation of the Fine Arts, in the United States of America, by [...] exciting the efforts of artists, gradually to unfold, enlighten, and invigorate the talents of our Countrymen."(December 26, 1805, Academy Charter)