Postage Stamp to Honor Lydia Mendoza

On May 15, 2013 the US Postal Service issued a postage stamp honoring Lydia Mendoza.

Lydia Mendoza was the first Queen of Tejano Music, with a recording career that began in 1928 and lasted more than 60 years. Known as “La Alondra de la Frontera” (the Lark of the Border), Lydia was revered as a voice of the working class and a masterful interpreter of songs. The image on the stamp was supplied to the US postal service by the Arhoolie Foundation from its Strachwitz Frontera image archive. Click here for a link to the Postal Services Lydia Mendoza page.