COVID Card #270

January 30, 2021 | 0 comments

Andrene Kauffman was an artist and art educator who spent most of her life in the Chicago area. Like too many of the post office muralists I’ve featured, most online examples of her work are found on auction sites. There are a few prints at the website for the Art Institute of Chicago and one at the website for the National Gallery.

Kauffman painted one post office mural: Preparations for the First County Fair in Ida Grove – 1872 (Ida Grove, Iowa).

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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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