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Colossus (Part I)

The figure of the colossus is a common trope found in many cartoons. I’ll start this series off with some relatively derivative / repetitive poses from the “as we see ’em” books I came across during research.

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It’s a plane! It’s a car! It’s a… really large shoe?

Researching political cartoons and caricatures inevitably leads to uncovering things I cannot hope to understand. For example, this man is depicted as an ice cream maker: (I mean, I get it, he’s W. H. Ballard of the Ballard Ice Cream … Continue reading

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Swipes #41: Bang Bang

Today’s swipes file is two cityscapes involving guns: Here we have an unnamed city with “Bootleg whisky, crime, dope” by Winsor McCay circa 1920s, via the Library of Congress. And here’s “Toronto” by Michael de Adder in The National Post, via Porfoolio 22 (2006, … Continue reading

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Guest Post by SS from the Archives

In French Canada you had babies because it was your duty to God and the French community. In English Canada you had babies because you could win money in a contest. Catholicism vs Protestantism! From the Toronto city archives: Is … Continue reading

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When someone says “You can’t miss it,” I will invariably miss it

Today was one big Ontario adventure! I rented a car in Ottawa from the nice piano-playing dude at Enterprise who has two adopted kids (we are buds now) and then drove to Kingston.  Did I take the direct route to … Continue reading

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