COVID Card #340

April 10, 2021 | 0 comments

If you are a regular COVID Card post reader, you have probably figured out that I don’t spend a lot of time researching the subject or topics of my cards. I would love to, but as it takes 2-4 hours to draw each card once a topic or subject is found, and I do have a day job, it’s just not possible. Occasionally, I do spend a little more time than usual, however, and it often leads me to funny little bits of trivia, as well as, wishing I did spend more time on the research.

Today’s card was inspired by the work of post office muralist Jaroslav Brozik. As with far too many of the muralists I’ve drawn (no pun intended) inspiration from, there isn’t much info on the web about Brozik. I think it’s safe to say (based on the short bios shown on various auction sites) that he was born in 1904 in Czechoslovakia. He seems to have spent time in Michigan and to have known future card-subject Jean Paul Slusser. His work can be seen on the websites of some lesser known (by me) art museums like the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of Art in Winter Park, Florida and the Flint Institute of Arts in Flint, Michigan.

If you look far enough, you’ll also find that you can stay in an adobe house Brozik allegedly commissioned. Is it real? Is it a scam? I don’t know. It’s kind of amusing though. Details of his life may be lost to history, but he lives on through Air BNB.

Brozik made one post office mural: Rural Delivery (Howell, Michigan).

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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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