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Harvey Washington Wiley 1956 stamp


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The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 was a United States consumer protection law. The law outlawed the manufacture, sale, or transportation of adulterated or misbranded foods and drugs and required active ingredients be written on the packaging. Wiley, Chief Chemist at the United States Department of Agriculture from 1882 to 1912, was instrumental in the passage of the law.

One uncanceled three cent postage stamp from 1956, recognizing Harvey Washington Wiley on the 50th anniversary of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906.

Commemorative postage stamp for Harvey Washington Wiley and the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906.

The Harvey Washington Wiley 1956 Stamp was donated to the Science History Institute (formerly the Chemical Heritage Foundation) by Mark Browning in February 2011.

Source of acquisition--Browning, Mark. Method of acquisition--Gift;; Date of acquisition--201102..

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