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The Light And Life

March 2024
1min read

We have been greatly honored that you chose to show the painting of McSorley’s by John Sloan on page 54 of your November 1988 issue. It captures the light and life here as it was in Sloan’s time and, believe it or not, as it exists today, from the clock above the bar to the soup kettle on the potbellied stove.

If Mr. Sloan were to paint the scene “from blessed memory” today and were to compare that with reality, he would discover that nothing has change.

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