Poles in America

Fischer 2253-2257 | Michel 2400-2404 | Scott 2117-2121 | Year of issue 1975 | People's Republic of Poland

200th anniversary of the independence of the United States of America: participation of Poles in American life.

Sailboat "Mary and Margaret"
arrival of the first Poles in America
The first glassworks
built by Poles in Jamestown

Helena Modrzejewska
(Polish actor)
Kazimierz Pułaski
(national hero)

Tadeusz Kościuszko
(national hero)


1608 - Przybycie pierwszych Polaków do Ameryki = 1608 - Arrival of the first Poles in America.
Jamestown - Pierwsza w Ameryce huta szkła zbudowana przez Polaków = Jamestown - The first glassworks in America built by Poles.
Helena Modrzejewska - Gwiazda dwóch kontynentów = Helena Modrzejewska - Star of two continents.
Kazimierz Pułaski - Wybitny Polak uczestnik walk o wolność Ameryki = Kazimierz Pułaski - Distinguished Pole participant in the American war of independence.
Tadeusz Kościuszko - Polski bohater narodowy walczący o wolność Ameryki = Tadeusz Kościuszko - Polish national hero fighter for American independence.


In October 1608, the Mary and Margaret left from London, England, and left for Virginia, United States. Poles and Dutchmen were sent to Virginia to establish sawmills and glassworks and to bring their industrial skills to Jamestown.
Jamestown is a town south of Buffalo, New York.
The Polish actor Helena Modrzejewska (1840-1909) was married to a man with the surname Modrzejewski, a name that Americans found difficult to pronounce. For stage purposes, she simplified her name to Modjeska.
Kazimierz Pułaski (1745-1779) is called Casimir Pulaski in the United States.
Tadeusz Kościuszko (1746-1817) was a Polish national hero who fought in the American Revolutionary War.

Relevant pages

Find other Polish stamps depicting Tadeusz Kościuszko


United States
Independence Day (United States)
Immigrating to The United States in the Modern Era
Glassmaking at Jamestown (www.nps.gov)
Jamestown, New York
Helena Modjeska (Helena Modrzejewska)
Casimir Pulaski (Kazimierz Pułaski)
Tadeusz Kościuszko
American Revolutionary War