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I gave him six months ago, which he was too tired to get into last June. I think I told you about it. Since this memo was written -- it mentions design of mailboxes and trucks -- Loewy fortunately has a contract with the Post Office Department.

Q:

What is the nature and scope of his contract with the Post Office Department?

LASKER:

I think it has to do with design of postoffice boxes, stamps, and trucks, but it may also be for buildings. He did the Kennedy memorial stamp, you know, and I made some suggestions to him, that he passed out, to make a series of stamps of paintings which would tell the people of the United States the history of American painting. He made the suggestion, but I don't know whether it's going through or not. He has a general contract with the Post Office Department now.

Q:

There would be some continuity in those stamps, wouldn't there?

LASKER:

Yes; now there isn't. It's a terrible hotohpotch; there's no thought. There should be a series of American paintings, a series of American history, a series of American efforts in government like the effort against poverty, the space effort. What our aims are could be memorialized in stamps. Now, it's



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