The post office reported record losses this year. In an effort drum up some cash, the government has decided to issue a special stamp series featuring iconic photographs.
Their previous stamp series, which featured photos of famous people, caused a stir because potentially offensive objects were excised. For example, in the stamp below, Robert Johnson's cigarette has been removed from the photo.
The new stamp series not only removes offensive material, but replaces those offensive items with advertisements, which will help generate more revenue for the failing institution. I thnk this tarnishes these lasting images. We have received a free promotional copy. Take a look and decide for yourself.
#1. Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison -- Before
Potentially offensive item
: Middle finger
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison -- After
New Sponsorship: Red Sox nation
#2. Hindenburg Disaster -- Before
Potentially Offensive Item: fiery death of passengers
Hindenburg DIsaster -- After
New Sponsorship: Jiffy Pop
#3. KKK Rally -- Before
Potentially Offensive Item: Everything
KKK Rally -- After
New Sponsorship: Ethan & Sons Party Supplies -- it was a misunderstanding after all!
#4. Life magazine photo: Sailor Kisses Nurse -- Before
Potentially Offensive Item: sexuality
Life Magazine: Sailor Kisses Nurse -- After
New Sponsorship: Subway sandwiches