Sunday, August 21, 2011

Edward Hopper P-Town Painting On New Stamp

In just a few days, August 24th, the US Postal Service will issue a new postage stamp commemorating Edward Hopper as one of America's premier artists. The stamp depicts Hopper's "The Long Leg" painting, done in 1935, of a sail boat and P-Town's Long Point Lighthouse. The first day ceremony will be held in Provincetown. The original painting hangs in the Huntington Library, near Pasadena, California.

Interestingly, the Huntington's website states that the lighthouse in the painting is the Stage Harbor Light, in Chatham and the American Lighthouse Foundation (and the USPS) say its the Long Point Light. After staring at the photograph on the ALF website, my vote is with P-Town.

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