Kevin Blackston
PO Box 217
Floresville TX 78114-0217
United States of America

Black Mesa

New Mexico, USA

Multiple tablelands in New Mexico are called Black Mesa, and the repeated name can lead to some confusion.1 The landscape depicted on the stamp displayed here, however, is unquestionably in northern New Mexico. Artist Georgia O’Keeffe created the painting featured on the stamp—“Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico/Out Back of Marie’s II”—in 1930 after spending time at a friend’s ranch in the area.2

Forever U.S. postage stamp picturing Black Mesa in New Mexico, USA
Black Mesa



  1. Georgia O’Keefe Country. Rancho Jacona. Accessed 15 Apr. 2013.
  2. Gomez, Adrian. O’Keeffe Painting is Part of USPS Stamp Series. Albuquerque Journal. 11 Apr. 2013. Accessed 15 Apr. 2013.

Published 2018-06-18