The Great Circus Stamp Controversy

© Photographed October 11, 2015
Painted by June 2015 by Walldogs
Sponsor: Delavan Lions
Project Leaders: Mike Harper and Bernie Poff
Delavan, Walworth County, Wisconsin
42.633395,-88.643948
The Great
Circus Stamp
Controversy
Immediately after Delavan was awarded the honor of issuing the American Circus Commemorative Stamp, thanks to Postmaster W. Gordon Yadon, several other towns argued that they were more worthy. Delavan became involved in a heated national debate with Somers, NY who [sic] eventually won the honor of unveiling the stamp before it was issued from Delavan on May 1, 1966 with a large celebration. Unbeknownst to the U.S. Postal Service, the image chosen for this stamp was that of world famous clown Lou Jacobs. This made Lou the first living person to have his image on a U.S. stamp.
The mural is painted on the east side of the Delavan U.S. Post Office and is accessible from southbound North 4th Avenue, at its intersection with East Walworth Avenue / County Highway O / Wisconsin Highway 11, at or near 335 East Walworth Avenue, Delavan, Wisconsin 53115.

GazetteXtra (June 25, 2015): Spreading paint and happiness: Walldogs descend on Delavan

The mural is No. 12 in a series of Delavan Walldogs Murals.

Click here to view links to all Delavan Walldogs Murals.



 The mural is located on the east side of the Delavan Post Office.

The historic Delavan Post Office; the mural is to the left
(not visible in this photo).

The mural is No. 12 in a series of Delavan Walldogs Murals.

The mural is located in Delavan, Wisconsin.

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