Happy Spring from MGHL

Spring 2013 has arrived, even if it doesn’t yet feel like it.

Modern Graphic History Library wishes you warm thoughts and the hope your days will be more like this

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and less like this

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Both images are by Al Parker and appeared in Boys Life, the official magazine of the Boy Scouts of America.  Parker drew covers and fiction illustrations for Boys Life issues from 1965-1985.

The beach image was featured in the August 1973 issue as an illustration to the story “The Time Machine Twins the Jamboree” by Keith Monroe.  The winter image was featured in the December 1980 issue to illustrate A.R Winnerton’s story, “White Christmas”.
To learn more about the Al Parker Collection, check out the finding aid.

About the author

Andrea Degener is the Visual Materials Processing Archivist in the department of Special Collections at Washington University Libraries.