COVID Card #356

April 26, 2021 | 0 comments

John McCrady was a little more well known than many of the post office muralists I’ve mentioned during this project, despite the fact that he died relatively young. You can see examples of his work, many of which had some subtle (and not-so-subtle) sketchy to them, at the websites for the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National Gallery, and the Saint Louis Art Museum.

McCrady made once post office mural: Amory, Mississippi, 1889 (Amory, Mississippi).

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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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