Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Supervisors At Eloise

The English born and Detroit bred Edgar A. Guest was a widely read syndicated poet-columnist for the Detroit Free Press. Known as the People's Poet, his two dozen books of light-hearted, optimistic and sentimental verse were popular from the early through to the middle part of the 1900s.

This column concerning a meeting of the Eloise supervisors in October of 1905 runs along those same lines. While well-written, albeit sycophantic, the cartoon caricatures drawn by Fred Nash are what distinguish this piece and make it more interesting than the common fodder.

The Detroit Free Press, October 22, 1905 (enlarge)

No comments: