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Fathers of Confederation, 50th Anniversary Stamp of Confederation 1917
The fiftieth anniversary of Confederation should have been a high point in Canadian history; however, it fell during some of the darkest moments of the War. The Post Office issued this three-cent commemorative stamp featuring Robert Harris’ famous painting of the Fathers of Confederation. The original of this work was destroyed in the devastating fire of the Centre Block.

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