Monday, December 10, 2012
Obscurity of the Day: Caseyville
As you probably know, the poisonous anti-Irish sentiment in the United States during the late Victorian period was not only socially acceptable, but more than occasionally engaged in by the Irish themselves. George McManus, for instance, was always happy to slam his own people, often going well beyond good-natured pokings and proddings into the realm of the most hateful slurs. Once you became a member of the 'lace curtain Irish', your less well-to-do brothers were evidently fair game.
This Donahoe fellow, presumably a son of Erin
Thanks to Cole Johnson for the samples!
Tomorrow: Alex Jay's genealogical digging reveals the identity of Donahoe!
Are you going to hazard a guess this might be World Color Printing, The Star's own syndicate, or should I just 'shup'?
As to the likely/possible Star/WCP entanglement, I guess I'm willing to stay off the battlefield about that one for he moment, until I have some new artillery to bring to bear, one way or the other.
Danke schön, Allan