COVID Card #297

February 26, 2021 | 0 comments

Card 297 marks another COVID Card first. It was inspired a photograph of an upside down painting. If you look at it on a small monitor or tablet or phone, you might see what I first saw — a kind of interesting abstract work. On closer inspection, even the thumbnail version quickly reveals its true self (as much as art can have a true self). I was disappointed, but couldn’t shake the idea for the card. And so, Karl Oberteuffer, wherever you are, you made it — you are immortalized in a COVID Card. Well, no. You aren’t anything of the sort. COVID Cards are as fleeting and temporary as a postage stamp.

Oberteuffer made two post office murals: Recapture of Corn Schooner from British (Falmouth, Massachusetts) and Early US Post Village (McKenzie, Tennessee).

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To learn more about any of the first 100 cards, select a number from the list below.


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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