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03/04/2018

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Sean Martin

Your country's history seems almost replete with a bewilderingly hypocritical sense of what "equality" is supposed to mean. Granted, it took Canada as long to accept the idea of full citizenship for women, but you guys were supposed to be the world leaders in such things. And yet all along the way, you seem almost hellbent to find *some* group to put under the thumb of larger society.

Robert H Cunningham

In 1927, the Supreme Court Of Canada, after five weeks of debate, unanimously declared that women were not persons......It took another two years to be be granted that favor.

Paul Berge

Could Stimson be Homer Stimson of the Cincinnati Post?
https://books.google.com/books?id=pS5HAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA453&lpg=PA453&dq=stinson+cartoon&source=bl&ots=eLGnW8qswJ&sig=LQVDwwIR9w8BqSUrI9DGhiOr3h0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjYiIiNl9PZAhVLs1kKHfaJCn0Q6AEIPjAH#v=onepage&q=stinson%20cartoon&f=false

Paul Berge

I think so (his name is Stinson; find another cartoon by him on page 369)

Kip W

It occurs to me that you've looked at a lot of bygone political cartoons and might be able to tell me if you've seen a particular one. This was about Teddy Roosevelt 'relaxing' on a vacation, and it was told in perhaps a half dozen individual panels, showing TR leaping from one quiet occupation to another, clearly hurrying through each, and with a look of fierce determination on his mug. One of the panels shows him on a porch swing, seemingly going back and forth in fast motion, his entire body as tense as if he was about to spring upon something.

It might have been Outcalt or Opper… but then it might have been any of dozens of artists who rendered their work similarly. I saw it in a 1958 edition of Compton's Pictured Encyclopedia, and it was Teddy's facial expression and body attitudes that put it over, more than the nicely understated caption.

I'm not asking you to beat the bushes for it, but if you've happened upon it, I would appreciate a pointer.

Mike Peterson

Kip, that doesn't ring a bell, but there's a whole lot of stuff archived here:
http://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org/

Mike Peterson

The very one, Paul -- thanks! (And isn't that a great magazine?)

Kip W

Thanks, Mike. Not finding it, but lots of places to look now.

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