US 1948 Scientist Dr George Washington Carver (1864-1943) 3c. Scott. 953

US 1948 Scientist Dr George Washington Carver (1864-1943) 3c. Scott. 953

Series: George Washington Carver Issue

Stamp details: Scientist George Washington Carver (1864-1943)

Issued date: 05-01-1948 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 953
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 950
Michel (Germany): 565
Yvert et Tellier (France): 504

Dimensions (height x width):
29mm x 26mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary Press

Stamp Colors: Bright red violet
Perforation: Perf 10 x 11

Themes: Famous People, Inventor, Scientist

Total print: 121,548,000 (estimate)

Description:- George Washington Carver (1864-1943) was an American agricultural scientist and inventor who promoted alternative crops to cotton and methods to prevent soil depletion. He was the most prominent black scientist of the early 20th century.
While a professor at Tuskegee Institute, Carver developed techniques to improve soils depleted by repeated plantings of cotton. He wanted poor farmers to grow other crops, such as peanuts and sweet potatoes, as a source of their own food and to improve their quality of life. The most popular of his 44 practical bulletins for farmers contained 105 food recipes using peanuts. Although he spent years developing and promoting numerous products made from peanuts, none became commercially successful.