Art of the Stamp
From the Collection of the United States Postal Services



National Parks Centennial:
Mount McKinley, Alaska

Acrylic on board

Artist: James Barkley

Art director: Stevan Dohanos
First day of issue: July 28, 1972

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This artwork by James Barkley represents the second of three depictions of Mount McKinley on U.S. postage, all of which reflect changes in printing that allowed for a broader range of artistic approaches. The 1937 stamp depicting Mount McKinley included a monochromatic engraving; the 1972 stamp was done in acrylic on board and a 2001 stamp featured a breathtaking color photograph.


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