M2004.144.76.1 | Death of Maurice ''The Rocket '' Richard
Death of Maurice ''The Rocket '' Richard
Aislin (alias Terry Mosher)
2000, 21st century
Ink and felt pen
23.4 x 23.5 cm
Gift of Mr. Terry Mosher
© McCord Museum
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Keys to History
Like a national flag, Maurice Richard's famous number 9 is flown at half mast to illustrate the grief of his admirers following his death on May 27, 2000.
Richard's hockey career was a source of pride to French Canadians, for whom he was a true national hero.
Flags are flown at half mast on public buildings when a famous person, usually an important political figure, dies.
This cartoon was published the day after Richard's death on May 27, 2000.
One of the most famous players in Montreal Canadiens' history, Maurice Richard played in the National Hockey League from 1942 to 1960.