The Press: End of the Line

As a young newspaper cartoonist in the early 1900s, Fontaine Fox took a streetcar ride that changed the course of his life. On the way to a friend's house in Pelham Manor, near New York City, Fox rode a ramshackle suburban streetcar with a cheery Irish conductor who greeted every passenger by name, chatted about their families, and even waited for passengers who were not at their regular corners on time. When Fox asked for directions to his friend's house, the conductor stopped the car, got out, walked to the top of a nearby...

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