COVID Card #309

March 10, 2021 | 0 comments

If you are a post office muralist deep diver (I’m talking to you, Mary B), you’d better get comfy.

Alison Mason Kingsbury is unusual among the post office muralists in that a ton (in virtual weight) of her work is viewable online. Cornell University’s fabulous Digital Collection has 522 of Kingsbury’s works on its website. Don’t be quick to dismiss the work. There is some darned sketchy stuff in there — like books puncturing hearts (nothing can break a heart quite like a book), trees made of circus performers, an anthropomorphic ship, and a sad telephone.

Kingsbury made one post office mural: The Onion Fields (Canastota, New York).

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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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