Postcard image is a reproduction of Finnish painter Albert Edelfelt's famed portrait "Pasteur Dans Son Laboratoire" [Pasteur In His Laboratory]. The portrait depicts Pasteur in his laboratory at the rue d'Ulm, surrounded by his experimental apparatus and innovative laboratory glassware developed for use in the field of bacteriology.
The semipostal stamp depicts French chemist Louis Pasteur (1822-1895). Stamp includes surtax for the relief of unemployed intellectuals. A semipostal stamp is a postage stamp issued to raise money for a particular purpose (such as a charitable cause) and sold at a premium over the postal value.
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Hourriez, Georges. “Postcard and French Postage Stamp Commemorating Louis Pasteur.” France, n.d. Witco Stamp Collection, Box 2. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/c821gk01g.
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