75 years of electrical light / 電燈75年

September 24, 2009

1953Japan01

25 March 1953, Japan
75 Years of Electrical Lamp
illustration: Takeo Shimada
stamp design: Minoru Kuno

Celebrating innovation and development of electrical light – it seems to me its celebrating peace of being allowed to light up their town and homes, after 8 years from the end of the war.  Blur mono colour print shows the country did not afford to take time and monery on stamps.

昭和28年3月25日発行
原画:島田武夫
デザイン:久野実

電燈の発明と発展の75年を祝う切手。戦後8年にして、ようやく各家庭に明るさのもどった象徴であるようにも見えます。線のあまいボケた単色の印刷が、実用品である切手に時間やお金をかける余裕のなかった復興の時代だったことをうかがわせます。

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