COVID Card #276

February 5, 2021 | 0 comments

Martyl Suzanne Schweig Langsdorf was the daughter of artists, the wife of a physicist, and was, herself, a post office muralist. But more importantly, she created the Doomsday Clock. She allegedly said, in regards to her famous Bulletin of Atomic Scientists’ cover that she thought she probably got the job because she was the only artist the founders knew. I can relate.

By all accounts, Martyl was brilliant, as well as, talented. She worked in a variety of genres and styles, but seems to be best known for her science-related work. You can see some at the Smithsonian American Art Museum website and at Wikiart.

Martyl created two post office murals: Wheat Workers (Russell, Kansas) and La Guignolee (Ste. Genevieve, Missouri).

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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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