Jonathan Cohen

Jonathan Cohen

Posted on 06/04/2014


Photo taken on July  1, 2013



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"We Have Met the Enemy ..." – Saint Lawrence Boulevard Below Prince Arthur, Montréal, Québec

"We Have Met the Enemy ..." – Saint Lawrence Boulevard Below Prince Arthur, Montréal, Québec
The alligator in the corner of the mural reminds me a little of Albert Alligator, a character in the classic Pogo comic strip. Created by cartoonist Walt Kelly (1913–1973) and set in the Okefenokee Swamp of the southeastern United States, the strip often engaged in social and political satire through the adventures of its anthropomorphic funny animal characters.

Walt Kelly first used the quote "We Have Met The Enemy and He Is Us" on a poster for Earth Day in 1970. The quote was a parody of a message sent in 1813 from U.S. Navy Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry to Army General William Henry Harrison after his victory in the Battle of Lake Erie, stating, "We have met the enemy, and they are ours."

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Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
I remember the strip. A colorful memory met here.
3 years ago.