Poster Stamp - Opera nazionale pro orfani infanti
These poster stamps were issued in Italy around 1918 to promote the Opera nazionale pro orfani infanti (National Work for Orphaned Infants). The stamps feature a version of Giotto's portrait of Dante with the addition of a right hand holding a stem of flowers. The stamps have text as follows: at the top, on either side of the portrait: "OPERA / NAZ. / PRO" and "ORFANI / INF= / ANTI"; at the bottom, a quotation from Inferno 24:77–78: "LA DIMANDA ONESTA SI DEE SE- / GVIR CON L'OPERA TACENDO" (The honest request must be followed by silent work).
47 × 41 mm
Opera nazionale pro orfani infanti (Italy)