THE U.S.A PREXIE
Stamp design in the years between 1933-45 was greatly influenced by the 'hands-on' interest of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1937,in response to public demand for a new series to replace those last issued in the 1922-25s, Roosevelt asked the postmaster general to run a contest that would allow the general public to submit their own designs for a new Presidential series of stamps depicting all deceased U. S. presidents. Some 1122 designs were submitted for the 1c. George Washington issue.
Elaine Rawlinson of New York City won the contest and collected the $500 prize.