While U.S. Postage Stamps appear frequently within Davidson’s American Archive constructions as points of reference, texture and color, STAMPING OUR HISTORY, (a 273 page book published by Lyle Stuart, 1990), uses the postage stamp to express an overall impression of Americas past. Stamps comprise the total artifact used in this medium. Davidson considers this book as another form of construction, itself an artwork based on his American Archives thematic. The work is a timeline, the stamps bring to light a visual journey of America for the viewer.

The events are located in 13 chapters starting with
The Land and time traveling through; The Inhabitants, The Explorers, The Colonizers, The Revolutionaries, The Early Expansionists, The Sectionalists, The Later expansionists, The Creative Spirit, The World Powers, Between the Wars, World War II and After, Into Space.
As keynote speaker and lecturer at the Norman Rockwell Museum exhibition, “Pushing the Envelope”, 2001, Davidson expressed, “The images in the book depict how America has seen itself over 150 years. “A letter from Museum Director, Stephanie Plunkette expressed, “…and your wonderful book was a great inspiration to me during my research for, Pushing the Envelope”.

A letter, by Postmaster General Anthony Frank, commented on Stamping our History as, “A unique and welcome addition to the world of philatelic publications”.
In a letter from, David Beech, Head of Philatelic Collections, The British Royal Library, London, commenting on the book’s opening introduction, giving credit for the inspiration of the postage stamp to the British, states,… splendid. The Nation is Grateful!”
Unlike Davidson’s other constructions, Stamping our History is not singular, (15,000 hardcover and 10,000 paperback editions). Davidson contacted Lincoln Diamant, distinguished historian and writer, to collaborate on this work.

STAMPING OUR HISTORY received a PIA Award of Excellence, 1991, and strong recognition from the press, including:
GANNETT NEWSPAPERS: “…elegant. An unusual form of artistic expression…”
NEW YORK TIMES: “Undeniably handsome… attractive marriage of history and stamps.”
NBC TODAY: “Everyone who’s stuck on stamps and Americas past will revel in STAMPING OUR HISTORY.”
WASHINGTONIAN: “…fascinating. Good American history told through stamps.”
LIBRARY JOURNAL: “This richly produced work details the history and development of the nation.”
LOS ANGELES TIMES: “Earnestly patriotic…”
CHICAGO SUN TIMES: “A spirited story of the United States…”
AMERICAN HERITAGE MAGAZINE: “…handsome volume… wonderful to look at.”
Davidson contacted Lincoln Diamant, distinguished historian and author of Bernard Romans: Forgotton
Patriot of the American Revolution and Chaining the Hudson, to collaborate on this work.