Archie is Dead — Long Live Archie!

By MGHL Staff on July 31, 2014

This past month, comic book readers mourned the passing of Riverdale’s Archie Andrews  — at least, the alternative future version of the red-headed, freckled girl-crazy teenager living life as an adult in a recently rebooted version of the title Life With Archie.  by Jeff Shultz, from...

How to Raise the Perfect Family

By MGHL Staff on July 24, 2014

Now that you’ve had a successful wedding and are enjoying married life, it’s time for the next step … a family.  You are going to need lots of parenting tips.  Don’t fear — all you need to know can be found in these vintage magazine illustrations. There will be plent...

Amelia Earhart: Aviation Adventures at WU

By Miranda Rectenwald on July 24, 2014

In honor of Amelia Earhart’s birthday (July 24) University Archives takes a look back at the famous flyer’s only campus visit: Tuesday evening, October 29, 1935, Earhart spoke as part of the W.U. Association’s yearly lecture series. (more about the Association below) The 12 part...

WU and the Moon Landing: 45 Years Ago

By Lillian Blotkamp, Graduate Student worker on July 20, 2014

Apollo 11’s moon landing on July 20, 1969 provided WU scientists with an historic opportunity. Physicists at WU were among those chosen to receive samples of the first rocks brought back from the moon.  Professor Robert Walker, a member of the Lunar Sample Advisory Planning Team (LSAPT), which ad...

How to Have the Perfect Marriage

By MGHL Staff on July 17, 2014

Last week we planned the perfect wedding.  Now, it’s time to figure out how to have wedded bliss.  Luckily, the illustrations in these vintage magazines can give us all the advice we need. The first step to having a successful marriage is … breakfast. by unknown artist, McCall’s...

How to Plan the Perfect Wedding

By MGHL Staff on July 10, 2014

Summer is the season for weddings.  In order to plan the perfect one, you don’t need to hire an expensive wedding planner.  Everything you need to know can be found in these vintage magazine illustrations. The wedding has to be just right.  After all, you’ve been dreaming about this f...

A Fair 4th of July

By Miranda Rectenwald on July 4, 2014

St. Louis & a Fair 4th of July Fireworks, parades, and fair festivities have a long history in St. Louis, although for much of the 19th century the largest events were held in the Fall, rather than the height of summer.   And while today’s Fair St. Louis parade and events are held ...

Behind the Scenes at CBS with Robert Weaver

By MGHL Staff on July 2, 2014

This weekend would have been expressionistic artist Robert Weaver‘s 90th birthday.  In honor of this occasion, Modern Graphic History Library presents sketches which Weaver drew 55 years ago for the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). CBS Television Network released annual promotional calen...