20 June 2008

Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge’s farewell to the Western Front

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Baldridge (1899-1977) was an American artist whose illustrations appeared in The Stars and Stripes, the official paper of the American Expeditionary Force, during the last year of the First World War. This drawing, which anticipates the rise of what is now called ‘Battlefield Tourism’, is reproduced from Baldridge’s fine autobiography, Time and Chance (1947) – a book that, after so many years of George Bush Junior, should be attributed to the ‘other’ America, from which we look forward to hearing more…

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