Santa Claus is Coming to Town

By MGHL Staff on December 23, 2013

With Christmas Eve just around the corner, Santa is making his final preparations. He’s double-checking his naughty and nice lists. Saturday Evening Post cover by Norman Rockwell, December 24, 1926 And he’s making sure he’s well-hydrated for the long trip (and where better to go...

Christmas Shopping Tips from MGHL

By MGHL Staff on December 18, 2013

There are only a few days left to finish your Christmas shopping.  Are you stuck on what to buy? McCall’s cover by Neisa McMein, December 1929 Modern Graphic History Library has some last minute gift suggestions that are sure to please everyone on your list. First, for that hard-to-buy-for ...

Bests of Luck on Friday the 13th

By MGHL Staff on December 11, 2013

Friday the 13th is fast approaching… by Henry Bischoff from Collier’s, July 27, 1946 If you’re superstitious, that means that your Friday is certain to be filled with bad luck. by Peter Arno, from The New Yorker, June 4, 1960 The odds of having a black cat cross your path…...

Nobel Prize winner at WU: Gerty Cori

By Lillian Blotkamp, Graduate Student worker on December 10, 2013

Every 10th of December, ceremonies in Oslo and Stockholm honor that year’s Nobel Prize winners.  Currently, Washington University in St. Louis boasts connections to 23 Nobel laureates.  Among them is Gerty Cori, who researched and taught at the University from 1931 to 1957.  In 1947, she became t...

Raise a Glass to Prohibition’s Repeal

By MGHL Staff on December 5, 2013

Eighty years ago today, Prohibition was repealed, ending a 13-year ban to manufacture, sell, import, or transport alcohol.  Technically speaking, the act of drinking alcohol wasn’t illegal. Editorial cartoon by Robert A. Cameron, Liberty Magazine, September 2, 1933 Editorials and political ...

New and Notable: New Finding Aids – Fall 2013

By Jennifer Kirmer on December 4, 2013

We’ve been working hard to make several of our new and existing collections accessible. You can now search each of the finding aids for the following collections. Fred R. Hammond Collection The Fred R. Hammond Collection includes drawings, photographs, and other images of architectural projects b...