More American Cartoons On Canada

Originally posted on O' Canada:
I enjoy the diversion of witty cartoons (especially those in The New Yorker magazine), and I’ve posted previously about funny cartoons that comment on American perceptions and stereotypes about Canada (for example, here and here).  Below are a few others that may provide for some amusement. ___ This one deals…

Whack A Canadian

Originally posted on O' Canada:
A weekly treat is reading through each new issue of The New Yorker, one of my all-time favorite magazines because it is so consistently excellent.  Its cartoons are an indispensable hallmark of the magazine’s style and, over the years, its cartoonists occasionally have focused their good-natured humor at Canadians or Americans’…

Songs & Ballads from Nova Scotia

Originally posted on O' Canada:
Front Cover Illustration by Reginald Knowles for Helen Creighton, Songs & Ballads from Nova Scotia (1933) In the late 1920s and early 1930s, Helen Creighton, a  then-budding musicologist, set about criss-crossing Nova Scotia to collect songs peculiar to the province.  In 1933 she published 150 of these songs in Songs…

Quebec Charm in Vintage Postcards

Originally posted on O' Canada:
Jacques Cartier Market, Montreal, Early 1900s ~ ? Similar Posts on O’Canada: • Bridges As Depicted in Vintage Postcards • “Having a swell time . . .”: Vintage Hospital Postcards • The Great Canadian Outdoors: Vintage Rockies Postcards • Ever-Bustling 20th Century Toronto • Vintage Quebec:  Ox Carts, Dog Carts and Sleighs

David Pirrie: Mapping Western Terrains and Our Sense of Place

Originally posted on O' Canada:
David Pirrie, Mt. Phillips, BC Rockies (2016) There’s a great deal of pleasure to be found studying maps, replete as they are with seemingly arcane symbols, dots, lines and grids awaiting patient deciphering.   Among the fascinations of Vancouver-based artist David Pirrie is the iconography of maps and how they influence…

Intricate Pebble Paintings by Kristina Boardman

Originally posted on O' Canada:
Kristina Boardman, “Cara’s Pebbles” Photo-realistic paintings, such as these by BC-based artist Kristina Boardman, easily fool the casual observer as well as the more-studied eye.  That’s amazing enough!  But in addition, these works of pain-staking exactitude nicely capture the whimsy and pleasure of surveying a shoreline adorned with swaths of smooth-faced…