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Did you hear about the Statue of Liberty stamp? What should be done?
When the United States Postal Service screws up, they don’t mess around.
A new stamp of the Statue of Liberty has been found NOT to be Our Lady in the Harbour, but of Our Lady of the Las Vegas Strip.
Yep, they somehow used a picture of the Statue of Liberty that stands outside the New York, New York casino.
A spokesman for the USPS says they are happy with the stamp, and there are no plans to recall it, or cancel it, as it were.
One amusing columnist wrote: According to the U.S. Postal Service’s original press release for the stamp that was issued in December, the photograph used for the stamp was supposed to be that of the iconic figure who has been welcoming the tired, poor and huddled masses in New York Harbor for 125 years.
But now the USPS is admitting that the photo used for the recent Forever stamp is a replica who also welcomes the tired, poor and huddled masses, but of a different sort: Las Vegas gamblers and tourists.
It’s all in a news article here and here
Should this stamp be pulled back, and the correct image be on the stamp?
Does it matter that this isn’t the New York statue?
What other images of Liberty should be considered? I have always been a fan of the Thomas Nast depictions of Liberty and Columbia.
Images of the New York and Las Vegas Lady Liberty