Thursday, February 12, 2015

stamps: robert robinson taylor

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The 38th stamp in the Black Heritage series honors architect and educator Robert Robinson Taylor (1868-1942). For more than three decades, Taylor supervised the design and construction of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama while also overseeing the school's programs in industrial education and the building trades. He is also believed to have been both the first black graduate of MIT and the country's first academically trained black architect.

This stamp features a photograph of Taylor taken circa 1890, when he was around 22 years old and a student at MIT.

The Robert Robinson Taylor stamp is being issued as a Forever® stamp.

You can read more about the Robert Robinson Taylor stamp here.

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