COVID Card #140

September 22, 2020 | 0 comments

Card 140 was inspired by post office muralists Harry Louis Freund and Richard Sargent.

Freund painted four post office murals: Early Days and the First Post Office in Pocahontas (Pocahontas, Arkansas), Arrival of First Train in Herington – 1885 (Herington, Kansas), Agriculture and Varied Institutes (Windsor, Missouri), and The Last Home of the Choctaw Nations (Idabel, Oklahoma). My favorite Freund work is the etching, Pot Belly Stove.

Richard Sargent was much better known for his Saturday Evening Post covers, however, he did create one post office mural: Men at Rest (Morrilton, Arkansas). I like his gritty industrial scenes seen here and here.

Cards 1-100

To learn more about any of the first 100 cards, select a number from the list below.


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.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This