COVID Card #188

November 9, 2020 | 0 comments

Frede Vidar was, according to his obituary, a professor at my alma mater, The University of Michigan, when he died at the ripe old age of 55. You can see at least one of his pieces at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s website, as well as, the Whitney Museum of American Art’s website. Unfortunately, much of his web-viewable work is, as with so many post office muralists, relegated to auction websites, so I’ll not share them here. I do encourage you to look on your own. Vidar’s work varied quite a bit in his short life. A few pieces offer commentary on war and politics, and some area little sketchy.

Vidar painted one post office mural: River Landscape (Shelton, Connecticut).

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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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