Home for the Holidays

By MGHL Staff on November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving is fast approaching.  Are you having nightmares about not being ready? Cover by J.C. Leyendecker, November 24, 1917 Don’t worry…there’s plenty of time.  You still have one full day to bake all the pies and cakes that your dinner guests will devour. from Ladies Home ...

A Look Back at JFK

By MGHL Staff on November 22, 2013

Fifty years ago today, John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.  Modern Graphic History Library takes a look at how JFK has been represented through illustration. by Robert Weaver, in April 1959 Esquire Kennedy was a popular person for magazines to illustrate.  During his political career, mag...

A Salute to Veterans (New Yorker Style)

By MGHL Staff on November 14, 2013

In honor of Veteran’s Day this week, Modern Graphic History Library looks at some of The New Yorker’s military-themed covers during the 1940s. February 28, 1942 cover by Peter Arno The New Yorker is known for its eye-catching covers which capture the quirks and humor of everyday life....

MGHL Welcomes the Walt Reed Illustration Archive

By MGHL Staff on November 8, 2013

We have some exciting news to share! We’re shouting it from the balconies … January 1, 1932 Vogue cover by Eric And calling everybody we know … November 1, 1902 Colliers cover by Edward Penfield We’ll travel all over just to get the word out … 1973 Corvette advertise...

Remembrance: World War I in the Archive

By Miranda Rectenwald on November 6, 2013

In honor of Veterans’ Day, November 11, a guide to archival research about World War I is now available.  This guide features an overview of collections at University Archives and the WU Libraries that document St. Louis and Washington University historical connections to the Great War (Wor...