COVID Card #248

January 8, 2021 | 0 comments

Post office muralist, Edward Millman, is another social realist I was not familiar with, and, like so many of the muralists (and myself), he is a School of the Art Institute of Chicago alum. (Sorry, SAIC. Probably didn’t think I’d end up making postcards when you accepted my application).

Anyway… Millman’s work is not limited to social realism. You can see examples at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s website, the Naval History and Heritage Command’s website, the Whitney’s website, and the website for the Art Institute of Chicago.

Millman made two (or four) post office murals: a series of three in Decatur, Illinois and Ploughshare Manufacturing (Moline, Illinois).

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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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