Crayon Commemorative Stamp
The Post Office commemorated Crayons® with a stamp as part of their "20th Century" series. See the first set, "1900s". I also commemorated them with my Crayon Pack.
This stamp is part of a sheet of fifteen all celebrating the first decade of the 20th Centry. Below the entire sheet is reproduced along with the caption in the center.
The Dawn of the Twentieth Century
Sixty percent of Americans lived on farms or in small towns. Immigrants were arriving on an average of 100 an hour. Railroads dominated land travel, but 1900 saw the first U.S. auto show and 1908 the first family transcontinental car trip. In 1908 Henry Ford made automobiles more affordable with the Model T. The Wright brothers stunned the world with their first airplane flight in 1903, and the game of baseball grew up.
President Theodore Roosevelt protected 148 million acres as national forests. The first daily comic strip, "Mutt and Jeff," appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle. The Ash Can School brought realism back to the art world.
Muckrakers exposed corruption: Ida Tarbell attacked monopoly in the oil industry, and Upton Sinclair revealed shocking conditions in the meat industry. In 1909 the newly formed NAACP promoted equal rights for African Americans.
New words: cheerleader, filmmaker, phony, psychoanalysis
Why is this page here? I made and flew a set of 8 Crayon rockets (the shape is a favorite in hobby rocketry).