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La Posta, New Mexico

LA POSTA, restaurant at the center of the town plaza in old Mesilla, whose adobe walls are associated with many historical events of the Southwest. Mesilla was the capital of Mexican Territory purchased by the United States in 1853 under the Gadsen Purch

American
1955
Publisher Union Oil Co. (founded in 1890)


Dimensions

Horizontal: 8.9 x 14 cm (3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2015.11542

Medium or Technique

Photochrome on card stock.

Not On View

Classifications

Postcards

Back: divided. Mint. ROYAL 76 GASOLINE TOUR THE WEST WITH UNION
UNION OIL COMPANY’S Natural Color Scenes of the West.
MADE IN U.S.A. [black ink on back]

Provenance

Between 1950 and 2015, acquired by Leonard A. Lauder, New York, from various postcard dealers in Europe and the United States; 2015, gift of Leonard A. Lauder to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 24, 2015)

Credit Line

Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder