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Macpherson’s Barn

There’s no Canadiens crests at centre ice, but the pillars that were in the original Montreal Forum, blocking people’s views, can be seen just at the top of the blues.

And is that Rene Lecavalier and Danny Gallivan up there in the booth telling us in French and English how the boys are doing?

This wonderful look at the old barn is by renown Canadian editorial artist Duncan Macpherson (1924-1993), and created back in the 1960s.

I think it’s gorgeous, and somewhat surprising considering that Mr. Macpherson usually stuck to creating brilliant political masterpieces for the Toronto Star and other papers and magazines.

My dad, who was a talented sign painter, an artist in his own right, admired Macpherson greatly and spoke of him often over the years. I wonder if he ever knew that Duncan strayed from nailing political figures to the wall and went with a Montreal Forum-like creation at one time.

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Happiness Is A Warm Stanley Cup

From legendary Canadian political cartoonist Duncan Macpherson, who also created the 1960s overhead image of the old Montreal Forum that proved very popular when I posted it a couple of times over the years, is his painting of jubilant Habs celebrating the Stanley Cup.

I know it’s Habs because the caption that comes with the picture says so, even though the sweaters are slightly different.

This is what we need to see this coming June.

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And here’s what folks liked so much. So much so that I’ve had many inquiries about how to get a print of this and which, sadly, I have no idea.

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