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John Greenleaf Whittier
Date Issued: 1940-02-16
Postage Value: 2 cents

Commemorative issue
Famous Americans-Poets
John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier achieved national prominence with his poem Snow-Bound in 1866, which celebrated the rural world of New England. A Quaker, he began as a journalist, taking up the abolitionist cause in his pamphlet Justice and Expediency. He is remembered for the poems Maud Muller, The Barefoot Boy, and Barbara Frietchie.

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