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G. K. Chesterton with Child – Exclusive Photo Restoration – Catholic Art – Catholic Gift

G. K. Chesterton with Child – Exclusive Photo Restoration – Catholic Art – Catholic Gift

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Gilbert is focused on this little girl as she shakes his big mitt of a hand, and one of the things we love about him is that we're sure he was treating her as kindly and with as much respect as he would have treated the queen of England. Part of us looks at this picture and sees the caption, "Oh, yes, I believe you are what they call a child" because she is so far from his world of politics and the imbroglio of grown men and women. But we also know that he treated everyone, even Mr. Shaw, with deep Christian compassion.

A priest friend of ours once said that if the Catholic Church had a Patron Saint of Humor, it would be G.K. Chesterton. One of the great writers and thinkers of the last couple of hundred years, Gilbert Keith was also one of the funniest and most influential. Always a conservative thinker, he eventually became a convert to the Catholic Church and made many arguments in defense of orthodoxy, including a book of that title.

He also wrote novels and poems, including The Man Who Was Thursday, one of our favorites in college, as well as the great Father Brown mystery stories. He was a kind and genial man, and he deployed paradox, his favorite tool of humor, to thwart George Bernard Shaw and the other socialists of his day. He had trouble with his mental health in earlier years, and that struggle to find order was one of the things that led him to God.

He fought the good fight until the end. He was a great man, a great promoter of the Catholic faith, and we look forward to hopefully being his friend someday. "Beer and liberty versus soap and socialism!" Huzzah!

We hope our exclusive photo restoration, like all our photo restorations, helps you be closer to our friend and thus to Jesus, our Lord.

(Most of G.K.'s books are out of copyright and are available for free for Kindles on the internet.)

There is a blank white margin around the paper, 1/2" for 5x7", 1.3" for 8.5x11", and 1.6" for 11x14", and 1.75" for the 13x17" and 16x20".
For the poster sizes, 18x24" and 24x36", those are cropped and printed to the edge of the paper, without borders.

-Archival-quality print. Printed with archival pigments designed to last for generations when kept dry and out of the direct sun.
-Acid-free paper. Image is smaller than paper!!
-Cardboard backer.
-Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag
-Comes with the above story of the image.

Thanks for your interest!
Sue & John

"In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art." ~ St. Pope John Paul II

Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson - Classic Catholic Art.
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