It’s Swimsuit Season with Jantzen

By MGHL Staff on June 26, 2014

Now that summer is officially here, it’s time to try on swimsuits.  Let’s check out some ofJantzen‘s product line, known for its glamorous, stretchable, slimming swimwear. by George Petty, June 13, 1938 Jantzen swimsuits began as a special request from a member of the Portland R...

From Jeeves to Uncle Sam : The Legacy of James Montgomery Flagg

By MGHL Staff on June 18, 2014

James Montgomery Flagg, one of the most versatile artists of the early-mid twentieth century, would have been 137 today.  He was born in suburban Pelham Manor, New York (approximately 14 miles northeast of Manhattan) but was always interested in drawing urban life. Sunday Magazine, December 18, 1...

Washington University Alumni Day at the World’s Fair: 100 Years Ago

By Lillian Blotkamp, Graduate Student worker on June 16, 2014

June 16th, 1904, Commencement Day, was designated by the World’s Fair authorities as Washington University Alumni Day. The Alumni Bulletin of 1904 called for “a general rallying of all friends of the University in Festival Hall” and noted that “this hall seats 3,500, and it is desired that it be ...

MGHL Welcomes the Atkin Family Collection of WWI Posters

By MGHL Staff on June 12, 2014

Modern Graphic History Library is pleased to announce the addition of the Louis and Jodi Atkin Family Collection featuring World War I posters and memorabilia. 1917 American poster by James Montgomery Flagg The collection includes over 400 recruitment and propaganda posters produced from 1915 – 1...

Happy 80th Birthday Donald Duck

By MGHL Staff on June 9, 2014

One of the world’s most famous ducks — Donald Fauntleroy Duck — is now an octogenarian. cover by Daan Jippes, Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #513, December 1986 Donald made his first appearance on June 9, 1934 as a supporting character living on a houseboat in a Walt Dis...

Off to the Races

By MGHL Staff on June 5, 2014

This weekend marks the 146th Belmont Stakes and another chance at a Triple Crown winning horse.  To mark the occasion, Modern Graphic History Library looks at horse racing in illustration. race at Belmont Park, by Robert Weaver, New York Magazine, June 8, 1968 First stop … Belmont Park, the...