Cartoonist of a lost America

Stephen Hopewell at his blog The Heritage American has a very nice article about Billy Ireland, an Ohio cartoonist in the early twentieth century whose cartoons told of the small-town life of that time. Hopewell in this and his other occasional essays stands back a bit from the political and cultural insanities of the present moment and tries to convey the qualities of the America that we have lost, and could, he believes, have again.

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Stephen Hopewell writes:

Thanks for the post.

However, a quibble: Ireland was from a small town and expressed nostalgia for it, but he covered Columbus, a major U.S. city. Of course back then even the cities had what we’d now call a “small-town” feel.”

Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 17, 2011 07:04 AM | Send

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