COVID Card #260

January 20, 2021 | 0 comments

A lot of examples of post office muralist Albert Pels’s art can be found online — on auction sites. If his art is in any major museums, they aren’t including it in their online collections. This could be for copyright reasons, but it is not uncommon for major museums to list holdings with placeholder images and messages noting when copyright laws prevent them from displaying the works. He made one post office mural: Development of the State Normal School (Normal, 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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