Trivia

Hard

The First Woman To Appear On A U.S. Postage Stamp Was?

Queen Isabella
Susan B. Anthony
Martha Washington
Harriet Tubman
Queen Isabella I and Christopher Columbus side by side on an 1893 U.S. postage stamp.
United States Postal Service/Wikimedia

Answer: Queen Isabella

One would assume that the first U.S. postage stamp that bore a woman’s face would bear the face of an American woman. Over the years, there have been many such stamps, like those commemorating Susan B. Anthony (women’s rights advocate), Harriet Tubman (abolitionist and political activist), Pocahontas (first Native American woman to be honored on a U.S. stamp), Amelia Earhart (aviator), and Clara Barton (American Red Cross founder).

The first U.S. postage stamp with a woman’s face on it, however, wasn’t commemorating a woman specifically, but linking that woman with a man: Christopher Columbus. In 1893, a stamp was issued commemorating Columbus’ voyage to the New World and alongside his portrait was a portrait of his patron—Queen Isabella of Spain, who made his journey possible.

It wouldn’t be until 1902 that a woman would be featured by herself on a piece of U.S. postage. That year, the post office released a stamp commemorating Martha Washington, the first “First Lady” of the United States.

Trivia

Hard

Before Mike Judge, The Creator Of King Of The Hill, Was A Cartoonist He?

Trivia

Hard

The Target Corporation Runs A State-of-the-Art Lab Devoted To What?

Trivia

Hard

The Best Selling Computer Game Of The 1990s Was?

Trivia

Easy

Albumen Is A Frequently Used Culinary Component More Commonly Known As?

Trivia

Hard

What Creature On Earth Has The Highest Blood Pressure?

Trivia

Very Hard

Besides Humans, The Only Mammal Known To Love Hot Peppers Is The?

Trivia

Easy

The Largest Tire Manufacturer In The World Is?

Trivia

Hard

NASA’s New Horizons Probe Shares A CPU With Which Of These Consoles?

Trivia

Hard

Long Before Modern In-Car GPS Systems, Motorists Used Automated Directions Provided By?

Trivia

Hard

In The Film Inside Out What Vegetable Was Swapped With Broccoli For Japanese Audiences?