Four Views: Trees

By MGHL Staff on April 24, 2013

In celebration of National Arbor Day this week, Modern Graphic History Library presents four different ways that illustrators have used trees in their work. In each of these examples, the artists have used the trunk and branches of the tree to frame their subjects and draw the viewer’s eye ...

Money Saving Tips from Sealed Power Piston Rings Advertisements

By MGHL Staff on April 17, 2013

Now that tax season has come and gone, you may find that your pockets are pinched and you are needing ways to spend less.  Here are some money-saving tips from a series of Sealed Power Piston Rings advertisements. Darn your own socks Do your own ironing Roll your hair in curlers instead of going ...

Religion and the Civil War: From the Desk of William Greenleaf Eliot

By Bianca Lopez, PhD candidate in History on April 10, 2013

In the days and months leading up to the Civil War, Missouri was torn by the decision of whether or not to secede from the Union. As a slave-holding border state with a population divided over slavery, it had no easily discernible political alliances. Many of St. Louis’s inhabitants owned slaves ...

Spring Cleaning at MGHL

By MGHL Staff on April 10, 2013

Now that it’s Spring, it’s time for all the fun and excitement that comes from spring cleaning.  Yes, spring cleaning is supposed to be fun– you will be smiling the entire time.  For those of you feeling skeptical about this and need proof, see below… For all scrubbing all...

Introducing the Mort Walker Collection

By MGHL Staff on April 4, 2013

Modern Graphic History Library is excited to announce its newest collection of original Mort Walker comic strips. Walker is best known for creating Beetle Bailey and its spin-off strip Hi and Lois. Walker was born in El Dorado, Kansas and grew up in the Kansas City area. He was drafted while atte...

A Tradition of Service at Washington University

By Miranda Rectenwald on April 3, 2013

In honor of the Clinton Global Initiative – University (CGI-U) opening April 5-7, 2013, Bears Repeating offers a brief look back at WU community service through the years.   1993 The Saale family wrote to Chancellor Danforth, “we were blessed with 10 fantastic volunteers from you...