James Whitcomb Riley 1854 - Poet - 1916

James Whitcomb Riley 1854 - Poet - 1916 First Day Covers


Stock #: 557742
Type: First Day Cover
Postmark: 1940 Feb-24
PM City: Greenfield
PM State: IN
Stamp: 10c
Size: 3.75" x 6.5" (10 x 16.5 cm)
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Born in 1853 at Greenfield, Ind - after some years as an actor and songwriter, his magazine writings attracted attention. His poems are characterized by humor and pathos and sympathy with the simplest phases of life. Notable are "The Raggedy Man" "The Old Swimmin' Hole" and "an Old Sweetheart of Mine". He died at Indianapolis, July 22, 1916..