The iconic legacy of jazz singer Sarah Vaughan will continue as the U.S. Postal Service honors “the divine one” with a commemorative Forever Stamp, created by artist Bart Forbes.
The forever stamp, which resembles an oil painting of Vaughan, references a photo of the singer’s performance taken by Hugh Bell back in 1955. The bordering pane containing the collection resembles a vintage 45-rpm record sleeve.
On March 29, just two days after the late singer’s 92nd birthday, the stamp made its debut at a ceremony held in her hometown at the Sarah Vaughn Concert Hall in Newark, NJ.
“As one of the most compelling vocalists in American history, Sarah Vaughan was renowned for her artistic eloquence,” General Ronald Stroman, the Deputy Postmaster, said in a media release. “Her dynamic vocal range, iconic vibrato, and innovative phrasing helped to transform jazz and popular music.”
“The Postal Service is proud to honor Sarah Vaughan,” Stroman said. “Let this stamp serve as a lasting tribute to her legacy.”
Check out the USPS Tribute to Sarah Vaughn below.