Victor Arnautoff was one of many controversial post office muralists. I don’t believe his post office murals raised any eyebrows, but like his mentor, Diego Rivera, he definitely knew how to stick in the craw of capitalist America with his work. As with most politically offensive art, there may just be a bit too much truth in Arnautoff’s George Washington High School (San Francisco) murals for some to stomach. Arnautoff was born in the Russian Empire (1896) and died in the Soviet Union (1979). In the middle, he live in China, Mexico, and the US. One could say that his political reality was a tad different than most Americans experience.
COVID Card #159
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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.