The Street Sweeper At Home

Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs is a famous cartoonist who lived from 1875 to 1930. Poems by Wilbur Nesbitt.

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4 Responses

  1. fillyjonk fillyjonk says:

    A glimpse of a vanished world, and yet, the attitudes and discussion still seem familiar.Report

    • Avatar Michael Cain says:

      The profession still exists, but has been automated. They sweep my street about four times per year. Main streets get swept more often. As a bicyclist, I am pleased to pay taxes for this program. And even more pleased that if I call in to complain about a bunch of junk in a bike lane, a sweeper goes through within a day or two.


  2. Avatar CJColucci says:

    I spent much of my youth sweeping out my father’s warehouse, and to this day I find myself advising people on the finer points of push-broom technique.Report

  3. Avatar North says:

    This seems apropos of nothing but that seems like an enormously healthy partnership there. Change a few words around and it could be set in 2019.Report