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Here is a 15-panel satire by C.J. Grant, perhaps meant for working-class Britons. In it, British emigrants could get away from taxes, but expect frightning exotic animals, cannibals, isolation, poverty, and homesickness. Read the panels in high definition at the Library of Congress, and check out Matthew Crowther’s blog post about the artist at Yesterday’s Papers for some publishing context.
Speaking of imagined walls, here’s one from 1916, courtesy of the Library of Congress.
The caption reads, “I’ve decided to accept God, but he has to become Italian.” The German here for “accept,” “gelten lassen,” could also be translated as “allow.” Source: Simpicissimus, May… Read more →
Mars (god of war), late 1918. Source and further details: Library of Congress, PPOC.
1. There are two Calvin & Hobbes cartoons that capture the parameters of my editing work pretty well. — Mark Stoneman (@mstoneman) February 23, 2017 2. One is a classic… Read more Calvin and Hobbes for Editors →
Cartoon: “Science Articles: A Guide” (to the ratio of subject matter complexity to prose complexity)
New Yorker cartoon whose premise is that historians matter.
Students who have spent many years learning English with vocabulary and grammar exercises in their home countries sometimes have a hard time speaking when they arrive in the United States.… Read more Fluency and Accuracy →