Haunting Alexander Gardner portrait of President Lincoln. Popularly known as the "cracked plate portrait". Only one print was made before it cracked in several pieces and was discarded by Gardner. With Lincoln's recent renomination for President, and Gardner being Lincoln's favorite photographer, Gardner thought there would be many more opportunities to photograph Lincoln again. Unfortunately, this was the last sitting with Gardner with Lincoln's assassination less than two months later.
L B Johnson 1973 Issue-8c.- On August 27, 1973, the US Post Office issued the 8-cent Lyndon B. Johnson memorial postage stamp, first placed on sale at the Post Office in Austin, Texas, The stamp was designed by Bradbury Thompson. Johnson's last appearance (to date) on a US Postage stamp occurred in 1986 where he is honored on one of a series of stamps called the AMERIPEX issues of 1986. The Post Office declined to commemorate his centennial in 2008.
Ronald Reagan 2005 Issue-37c.The U.S. Postal Service issued a 37-cent Ronald Reagan commemorative stamp on February 9, 2005. The first day of issue occurred in Simi Valley, California. Stamp design is by Howard E. Paine, Delaplane, Virginia. The image of Reagan was modeled after a portrait painted by award-winning artist Michael J. Deas. On June 14, 2006, this stamp was reissued with a 39-cent valuation to match the new first-class postage rate