The Irvington Historical Society of Indianapolis, Ind., has reprinted These Days: A sort of a paragraphic review of the fads and foibles and waves and trends of the present age by Abe Martin as a fundraiser.
Abe Martin was a newspaper caricature created by Frank McKinney “Kin” Hubbard, a Bellefontaine native who was a reporter-sketch artist for the Indianapolis News. He was the father of the late Thomas E. Hubbard, publisher of the Bellefontaine Examiner.
The political cartoon became syndicated and continued for nearly 25 years and was the subject of a number of books, including the newly reprinted edition, which is available on Amazon and a select few retail outlets, including the Bona Thompson Memorial Center in Indianapolis, which is planning a new exhibit next year on Abe and Kin.
Abe was considered a “cracker-barrel philosopher.” His sayings appear daily in the Bellefontaine Examiner.