COVID Card #176

October 28, 2020 | 0 comments

Arthur Covey was a post office muralist known for being a muralist. In the larger scheme of things, that is more unusual than one might expect. Covey’s murals often featured industrial work scenes, which gives them something in common with my traditional Sketchy Spaces — or vice versa (all those bendy pipes and valves and fans and rusty bits can be pretty sketchy).

Covey painted two post office murals: Bridgeport Manufacturing (Bridgeport, Connecticut) and Episodes in the Life of John Brown (Torrington, Connecticut). According to, the latter includes a woman who is allegedly a depiction of the artist in drag. I may just have to order the source material on that one…

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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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