Empire State Building Stamps for Skyscraper Day

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.

Empire State 5

Empire State Building workers, from left to right: a man on a hoisting ball, a man guiding a beam, a welder, a derrick man, and riveters. All five photographs were taken by Lewis Hine.

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.

MadeInAmerica-Forever-Panes-v4MadeInAmerica-Forever-Panes-v4The 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.

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About USPS Stamps

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