COVID Card #180

November 1, 2020 | 0 comments

When one first starts researching post office muralist Alton Tobey, one finds a lot of very serious, historical portraits. But if one looks a little deeper, one (this one, anyway) will find some very sketchy work that Mr. Tobey described as curvilinears. This one really likes the curvilinears (blame it on my sci-fi habit).

Oh, yeah, you can see a study for his post office mural, The Stop of Hooker’s Band in East Hartford Before Crossing the River (East Hartford, Connecticut) at the Smithsonian American Art Museum website.

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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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