honoring Irish-Americans over the years include, clockwise from top left, a
1981 James Hoban stamp, a 1984 John McCormack stamp and a 1999 stamp honoring
Irish immigration. To mark St.
Patrick’s Day March 17, here are five stamps that honor the contributions
of Irish-Americans. 1.
Irish Immigration stamp. Issued in 1999, this 33-cent stamp honored
the first Irish immigrants to the United States, who arrived in the 17th century.
James Hoban stamps. The Irish-American architect who designed the White
House — modeled on Leinster House in Dublin — was celebrated on two identical
18-cent and 20-cent stamps in 1981. 3. Helen
Keller and Anne Sullivan stamp. In 1980, USPS issued a 15-cent stamp
recognizing Sullivan, the visually impaired Irish-American teacher famous for
educating Keller, who was blind and deaf. 4. John
A 20-cent Performing Arts series stamp honored the centennial year of the
Irish-American tenor’s birth in 1984. 5.
Eugene O’Neill stamp. The playwright who won the Nobel Prize for Literature
and wrote four Pulitzer Prize-winning plays graced a $1 Prominent Americans
series stamp in 1967.