Mine Rescue, by Fletcher Martin, 1939. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.
Volume VIII, Number 3 | summer 2015
In 1463 John Weeks bequeathed six-and-eightpence to St. Anne and St. Agnes in Aldersgate ward for the purchase of wood to burn heretics. Weeks may have meant the gift as a helpful threat, hoping for heretics to save their souls before bonfires became necessary.
Almsgiving tends to perpetuate poverty; aid does away with it once and for all.—Eva Perón, 1949