Women in Pop Culture at the Modern Graphic History Library

By MGHL Staff on May 25, 2012

We’ve created a new research guide about mid-century depictions of women in popular culture. Women as girlfriends, wives, single girls, mothers, homemakers, workers, consumers, rebels, femme fatales, even superheroes…they’re all here. The guide provides an overview of what kind ...

Happy Birthday, Robert Andrew Parker!

By MGHL Staff on May 14, 2012

Happy birthday to Robert Andrew Parker, who turns 85 today. Since the 1950’s, Parker’s work has appeared in numerous books, magazines such as The New Yorker and Sports Illustrated, and museums and fine art galleries across the country. Many of his original watercolor illustrations for...

Robert Weaver’s Spring Training Sketchbook

By MGHL Staff on May 9, 2012

Now that it’s baseball season, we wanted to share with you some of the most popular images from the Robert Weaver Collection: the spring training sketchbook. The work below was done on assignment for Sports Illustrated in 1962.  

Four Views of Music

By MGHL Staff on May 2, 2012

Because it’s been a little while since the last Four Views post, we thought it was time to do another. While “music” may seem a difficult thing to represent, our collections are so full of images related to the subject that it was difficult to only choose four. A few favorites a...