COVID Card #175

October 27, 2020 | 0 comments

Some of you may very well have already been familiar with some (or all) of the post office muralists I’ve written about. Almost all of them have been new to me. While Victor Higgins is no exception, his painting Indian Girl with Parrot and Hoop is somewhat familiar to me. The M. Christine Schwartz Collection website states that, in the 1920s, Victor began drawing from myth and fantasy in his work. I don’t really see much evidence of that myself, but I do not have the best trained eye (or perhaps the web doesn’t have the most representative examples of such work). In any case, the trees in Spring Rain inspired card 175.

As for post office murals, Victor painted one: The First Crossing at Rocky Ford (Rocky Ford, Colorado).

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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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