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The History of Santa Claus

The story of the man we now call Santa Claus can be traced back to the third century to a monk named St. Nicholas. It is said that he gave away his inherited wealth and instead traveled the countryside helping the poor. 294 more words


The exhibition “Oncle Sam, Thomas Nast et Tomi Ungerer: Une satire politique et sociale de l’Amérique,” prolonged through November 13 at the Musée Tomi Ungerer Centre international de l’Illustration, in Strasbourg, features more than 150 examples of the cartoons of Thomas Nast (1840-1902), one of the fathers of caricature in the United States, from the pages of Harper’s Weekly, including, top: “The sacred elephant. 65 more words

Arts, I have explored: 'Museum Tomi Ungerer"

Last weekend, I have visited the “Museum Tomi Ungerer” in Strassbourg/France. Is is located in a fancy moderniced old villa near the city center. 28 more words

Arts, I Have Expored

Like journalists, illustrators like Rockwell and Nast speak to the masses

Great artists don’t reproduce history, they interpret it.

Earlier this week I went out to Stockbridge, Massachusetts to the museum dedicated to illustrator, Norman Rockwell… 397 more words

On Thomas Nast's 176th Birthday

It’s his art and the way he could say so much in it, with so few words. That’s why I take time to remember Thomas Nast on his 176th birthday… and the fact that Facebook reminded me that, for whatever reason that compelled me at the time, I paid tribute to him on his birthday, back in 2013. 434 more words

American Civil War

Aren't Irish White?

I think it cannot be maintained by any candid person that the African race have ever occupied or do promise ever to occupy any very high place in the human family.

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Michele Walfred reblogged this on Illustrating Chinese Exclusion and commented:

An excellent essay on the history of racial attitudes in America. When we discuss "white privilege" today, a term which rankles many white Americans, one can find the origin of that attitude in our nation's immigration history. An excellent recap with a thorough list of citations and quotes! I am proud my work is included.

BLM Wants Reparations -- Irish Americans Are Deserving, too

The Black Lives Matter, officially the Movement for Black Lives, released its platform of six demands this week.  Number two on the list is “reparations for past and continuing harms.”1… 996 more words