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United States Postal Service Stamps Related to Georgia O'Keeffe

United States Postal Service Stamps Related to Georgia O'Keeffe

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Finding Aid to the United States Postal Service Stamps Related to Georgia O'Keeffe, 1996, 2013

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe, 87501
505-946-1000

February 2014



Collection Overview

Repository: Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Title: United States Postal Service Stamps Related to Georgia O'Keeffe
Dates: 1996, 2013
Quantity: 0.83 Linear feet
Abstract:United States Postal Service products related to the use of works by Georgia O'Keeffe on stamps. Stamps include Georgia O'Keeffe Red Poppy Commemorative Stamp featuring O'Keeffe's Red Poppy (1927) and issued in 1996, and O'Keeffe's Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico / Out Back of Marie's II (1930) that was part of the Modern Art in America, 1913-1931 stamp pane issued in 2013. Materials include first day of issue ceremony programs, first day covers, sheets of stamps, stamp yearbooks, and postal guides.
Identification: MS.027
Language: Finding aid written in English.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of United States Postal Service (USPS) products related to the use of works of art by Georgia O'Keeffe on stamps. The collection is divided into two series based upon the two stamps issued: Georgia O'Keeffe Red Poppy Commemorative Stamp featuring O'Keeffe's Red Poppy (1927) and issued in 1996, and O'Keeffe's Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico / Out Back of Marie's II (1930) that was part of the Modern Art in America, 1913-1931 stamp pane issued in 2013. Materials include first day of issue ceremony programs, first day covers, sheets of stamps, stamp yearbooks, and postal guides.

Series 1 contains materials relating to the Georgia O'Keeffe Red Poppy Commemorative Stamp. The first day of issue was May 23, 1996 in Santa Fe, NM. The USPS states that it "recognizes the artistic achievements of Georgia O'Keeffe with the issuance of a 32-cent commemorative stamp" (Georgia O'Keeffe Red Poppy Commemorative Stamp First Day of Issue Ceremony Program).

Series 2 contains materials relating to the Modern Art in America 1913-1931 (Forever) stamps issued March 7, 2013 in New York, NY. From the United States Postal Service:

The influential works of 12 American modern artists were honored today by the United States Postal Service and the Armory Show with the dedication of the Modern Art in America, 1913-1931 stamps. The ceremony took place 100 years after the first Armory Show, a groundbreaking international exhibition which offered many a first look at modern art.

Richard Uluski, U.S. Postal Service vice president, Northeast Area Operations, was joined in the ceremony by Noah Horowitz, managing director, The Armory Show; Valerie Paley, vice president, Scholarly Programs and New York Historical Society and honored guest, Dorothy Vogel, The Vogel Collection.

"The Postal Service began issuing postage stamps more than 150 years ago and we understand the power in these miniature works of art to celebrate American heritage history and culture," said Uluski. "These vivid stamps - a lasting tribute to 12 amazingly talented artists - will grace letters and packages sent to millions of households and businesses throughout the country."

The Modern Art in America, 1913-1931 commemorative First-Class Mail Forever stamps are 46 cents each and are offered in panes of 12 stamps, priced at $5.52 per pane.

The masterpieces reproduced on the Modern Art in America stamps include House and Street (1931), Stuart Davis; I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold (1928), Charles Demuth; The Prodigal Son (1927), Aaron Douglas; Fog Horns (1929), Arthur Dove; Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 (1912), Marcel Duchamp; Painting, Number 5 (1914-15), Marsden Hartley; Sunset, Maine Coast (1919), John Marin; Razor (1924), Gerald Murphy; Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico/Out Back of Marie's II (1930), Georgia O'Keeffe; Noire et Blanche (1926), Man Ray; American Landscape (1930), Charles Sheeler; and Brooklyn Bridge (1919-20), Joseph Stella. Art director Derry Noyes worked on the stamp pane with designer Margaret Bauer. (U.S. Postal Service Dedicates Modern Art in America, 1913-1931 Forever Stamps)

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Georgia O'Keeffe Red Poppy Commemorative Stamp First Day of Issue Ceremony Program. United States Postal Service, 1996.

U.S. Postal Service Dedicates Modern Art in America, 1913-1931 Forever Stamps. United States Postal Service, 7 Mar. 2013. Web. 14 Feb. 2014.


Arrangement of Collection

The collection is arranged chronologically by each stamp issued.

Series 1: Georgia O'Keeffe Red Poppy Commemorative Stamp, 1996

Series 2: Modern Art in America, 1913-1931, 2013


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

United States Postal Service Stamps Relating to Georgia O'Keeffe, 1996, 2013. Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

Acquisition Information

The materials relating to Georgia O'Keeffe Red Poppy Commemorative Stamp were transferred from the Museum library to the archives in January 2014.

The materials relating to Modern Art in America, 1913-1931 were delivered to the Museum in November and December 2013 from Philatelic Products on behalf of the United States Postal Service per the agreement made between the Museum and Philatelic Products. Materials were transferred from the Director's Office to the archives in January 2014.

Processing Information

Processing of this collection was completed by Elizabeth Ehrnst in 2014.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public for research purposes.

Ownership and Rights

The collection is the physical property of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply. Contact the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center Archivist for further copyright and publication information as it pertains to this collection.

Copy and Reproduction Restrictions

Photocopies of materials may be made for research purposes only.


Access Terms

Postage stamps
United States Postal Service


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