Card 128 was inspired by the work of Arthur T. Kerrick. You guessed it, he was a post office muralist. He painted one post office mural: Alaskan Scenes (Anchorage, Alsaka). The web doesn’t have a lot to say about Mr. Kerrick. He was born in Minnesota; he died at the young age of 59. The National Gallery holds a couple of his works, as does the Smithsonian. His work seems to turn up at a lot of auctions. He gets mentioned in regards to exhibits here and there, but nothing too significant. In this he he not terribly unlike most of the post office muralists I’ve featured.
COVID Card #128
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The United States Postal Service has been hit hard by the pandemic. Controlling elements of the Federal Government (the president and Republican Senate) do not want to provide aid to the service. So, it’s up to us. It may seem insignificant, but if we all sent just a few letters a week, we could help ensure that our daily, free mail delivery service continues. For the past (see the card number above) days, I have drawn a card each day and mailed it to someone the next day (none are sent on Sundays; two are sent on Mondays). Please consider mailing cards and letters while we still can for 55 cents (first class letter postage). If the USPS fails, you could find it costs $8 or more to send a letter. And that’s just one of the ways we will all lose if the USPS shuts down.