COVID Card #135

September 17, 2020 | 0 comments

Today’s card was inspired by post office muralist, Henry Simon. Mr. Simon enjoyed (or he didn’t) a bit more success than many of the post office muralists I’ve written about. Still, I’m sorry to say that I don’t recall hearing anything about him even when I was a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Better late than never, I suppose.

Simon painted two post office murals: Wildlife Conservation in Arkansas (DeWitt, Arkansas) and Wright Brothers in Ohio (Osborn/Fairborn, Ohio).

My personal Simon artwork favorite? Industrial Frankenstein, of course. Very sketchy.

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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.

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