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Martha Washington
Date Issued: 1923-01-15
Postage Value: 4 cents

Commemorative issue
1922-25 Issue
Martha Washington

The portrait used for this stamp design is taken from a painting by Gilbert Stuart.

Before marrying George Washington, Martha had been married to Daniel Parke Custis, a wealthy Virginia planter who died in 1857. She and Custis had four children. The Washingtons were childless. Known as a gracious, sensible, and warm woman, Martha Washington acted as hostess for her husband but did not take part in public affairs.

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