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James Montgomery Flagg

In a Class by Itself

In a Class by Itself

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McArthur Public Library

Never one to hold back on his opinions, James Montgomery Flagg expressed himself publicly and often about political issues, race, standards of feminine beauty, education, and motion pictures. When he became incensed by the condition of the road between downtown Biddeford and Biddeford Pool, he published a cartoon and poem in the "Biddeford Weekly Journal". By 1926 the road was improved enough so that he submitted another cartoon and poem, concluding, "Well, Mr. Mayor, Our hats off to you--Long life and more power to Doctor Precou'!"

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