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Collection Overview This collection consists of "Norman" cartoons from 1917-1923, specifically focusing on the modernizing of Magazine Beach in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1917, the Cambridge city government began talks to build a new bridge connecting Cambridge to Brookline, which would be built over the Charles River and right through Magazine Beach, a popular playground for children. Many opposed the bridge, as depicted in these cartoons, originally printed in the Boston Post. Despite public opinion, the...
- Names: Ritchie, William Norman, 1865?-1947 or 1948 X