Tag: Dollar a Year Man

  • Cecil S. AshdownArtist and “A-Dollar-a-Year Man”

    Cecil S. Ashdown
    Artist and “A-Dollar-a-Year Man”


    As we examine the work of Cecil S. Ashdown, we stand at the historical front door of Newfoundland and Labrador – the combined areas that form Canada’s eastern most province. Labrador was first settled in the last year of the 15th century by a Portuguese explorer named João Fernandes Lavrador, the culture is based on European…

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Past Article

Ray Hahn


So many have lived among us who we would never know were it not for postcards. Rene Cloke is one. As a shy young girl Rene was interested in drawing and illustrating books. While in her forties, she worked in Britain’s War Office where the maps she made saved young lives during World War II.

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