Amy Jones (aka Amy Jones Frisbie Blair)was an artist and illustrator and the reason I know a bit more about tuberculosis than I did two minutes ago. Yeah. I know. Of all the things to catch my attention about this artist, what sticks in my mind is that she had a child (according to Wikipedia) with her husband who was “tubercular” less than a year before the child was born. As we are currently living in a pandemic, well, you know where I’m going with this.
You can see one of Jones’s watercolors at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s website.
Jones made three post office murals: Lincoln’s Arbiter Settles the Winsted Post Office Controversy (Winsted, Connecticut), Recording the Victory (Painted Post, New York), and The Glen Family Spared by French and Indians – 1690 (or the Massacre of Schenectady) (Scotia, New York).