Look up, everyone. It’s Skyscraper Day!
Because they go up so quickly these days, it’s easy to forget just how much man power it takes to construct a skyscraper. Thousands of workers—like the ones shown on these stamps—spent more than a year erecting one of America’s most iconic landmarks: the Empire State Building in New York City. We are in awe of their achievement.
You can find all five of these stamps on the recently released Made in America: Building a Nation stamp sheet, which comes in five different versions. Two of them feature larger images of Empire State Building iron workers taken by Lewis Hine.
The Made in America: Building a Nation Forever® stamps are available now online, by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724), and in Post Offices around the country.