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St. Joe’s Sisters on new stamp

The Catholic Register, July 28, 2014 — Canada Post’s new release of stamps by prominent photographers includes a well-known shot by Michel Lambeth of two Sisters of St. Joseph and a man who helped the sisters in Toronto. The stamp, titled St. Joseph’s Convent School, is one of 35 being released in phases over a five-year period, with seven being introduced this year alone.

“These stamps are the second issue in a five-year series that has been created to showcase and celebrate the best of 150 years of Canadian photography,” said Elia Anoia, Canada Post’s manager of stamp program development. The first series of stamps was released in 2013.

“Lambeth’s well-known St. Joseph’s Convent School, taken in 1960, emphasizes Toronto street life, while capturing his love for working people and concerns about urban social conditions,” said a release announcing the stamp.
In total 460,000 stamps with Lambeth’s photograph on it have been printed to be sold in booklets of 10. Although the stamp is technically a nod in Lambeth’s direction, the sisters are ecstatic that the photo was chosen.
By Evan Boudreau


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