COVID Card #243

January 3, 2021 | 0 comments

At first, I didn’t think I was going to get much inspiration from Harry Sternberg. Don’t get me wrong, I do like social realism. It’s just that I feel I’ve made enough cards inspired by farms and factories as presented by social realists. Then I found some of his work at the Whitney’s website. The man was undoubtedly Sketchy — in the surrealistic Sketchy Spaces sense, of course. You can also see some of his work at the Smithsonian American Art Museum website.

Mr. Sternberg painted three post office murals: Chicago: Epoch of a Great City (Chicago, Illinois), The Family Industry and Agriculture (Ambler, Pennsylvania), and Carrying the Mail (Sellersville, Pennsylvania).

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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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