Monday, April 02, 2007

Another picture


  1. That looks like it could be a GKC Toby jug.

  2. what's a toby jug, preciousss?

  3. A Toby jug is a drinking vessel made in the shape of a famous person, usually a famous British person. It can be either just in the shape of the head or the entire body. Note the little crease in the hat in front that could be where liquid is poured. There should be a handle in back, but if this is a Toby jug we can't see it from this angle.

  4. Chris, that was exactly my thought when I saw the picture-- A Chesterton Toby.
    And wouldn't I love to have one!


  5. Thanks for the explaination!

    The caption beneath the drawing says it's from a cartoon, so maybe it isn't a Toby jug. Still, here is yet another fundraising idea for the American Chesterton Society.

  6. Actually, this drawing is the only known evidence suggesting that GKC visited Paul Revere just prior to the American Revolution. Of course he had to go in costume.

    I know this is going to come as a shock to many Chestertonians, but Dale and I have evidence that the famous "science fiction" story by H. G. Wells was actually based on something Wells himself witnessed...

    Yes, finally we know the REAL explanation behind the "White Horse" and "Lepanto" and the many historical details in "The Everlasting Man" and so many other books!

    Yes, it is true: G. K. Chesterton had access to a Time Machine.

    You heard it here first.

    (Note, we're not sure if it was he himself, his father, his uncle or perhaps a team effort which did the work. Sure, Wells tried to hide the facts, but the secret is out.)

    We are not yet finished with the research, and I will probably get in deep trouble for spilling this. That's all we need - for you to start thinking that WE have a time machine, too... So I had better not say any more for now.

    But stay tuned - you WILL be surprised...

    (signed) the Man Who Was Yesterday.

  7. Hah!.... it's deja vu all over again.

  8. FYI: The image is from the book "G. K. Chesterton: A Portrait" by W. R. Titterton. Published by Douglas Organ - London. This image was opposite of the title page and had the dates 1936; 1947 written below the publisher name. (This image had been sent to me by a friend who has some 55 GKC books and I sent it on to Nancy.)


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