Charles Craver Collection

MGHL Visits the Zoo

By MGHL Staff on July 16, 2013

Let’s enjoy this summer day with a trip to the zoo. The tigers are such majestic animals. Zoo Atlanta special event invitation, designed by Jack Unruh, 2000. The monkeys are always a fan favorite. Fiction illustration for Woman’s Home Companion by Al Parker, May 1935. We could go see ...

Tennis Anyone?

By MGHL Staff on July 10, 2013

Anyone up for a game of tennis?  Now that Wimbledon is over, it’s time to dust off that racquet and start practicing. McCall’s magazine cover, September 1929. I hope you’ve been remembering to use your face cream on a daily basis.  You’ll need a delicate, clear complexion ...

Father’s Day Gift Ideas from MGHL

By MGHL Staff on June 13, 2013

Don’t forget that this Sunday is Father’s Day.  If you are still looking for a gift to give your dad, why not go with a tried and true, traditional gift: a necktie! Al Parker fiction illustration for Girl With A Briefcase by Ruth Lyons for Good Housekeeping, September 1956. Solid colo...

Join MGHL on a Picnic

By MGHL Staff on June 5, 2013

You are all invited to come on a picnic with Modern Graphic History Library.  We’d better hurry up and go, before it starts to rain again. First, we will need proper hats. A Spring hat won’t do, and a Summer Hat is too dressy. Article from Ladies Home Journal, July 1911. A striped lin...

Get Ready For Swimsuit Season With MGHL

By MGHL Staff on May 29, 2013

It’s that time of year again: swimsuit season!  The quest to find the perfect swimsuit begins…and there are so many choices. Al Parker illustration from Ladies Home Journal, February 1947. For sunbathing on the beach while reading your magazines, you may want to try a Jantzen Velva-Lu...

Graduation Gifts by Waterman’s Pens

By MGHL Staff on May 22, 2013

Are you still looking for a terrific gift for that graduate you know? What about a gift that is … as swift-moving as a magician as slim as a showgirl as beautiful as a dancer as sleek as a drinking straw and goes the distance like a runner Then you want a Waterman’s Pen! Ad from the S...

Four Views: Trees

By MGHL Staff on April 24, 2013

In celebration of National Arbor Day this week, Modern Graphic History Library presents four different ways that illustrators have used trees in their work. In each of these examples, the artists have used the trunk and branches of the tree to frame their subjects and draw the viewer’s eye ...

Money Saving Tips from Sealed Power Piston Rings Advertisements

By MGHL Staff on April 17, 2013

Now that tax season has come and gone, you may find that your pockets are pinched and you are needing ways to spend less.  Here are some money-saving tips from a series of Sealed Power Piston Rings advertisements. Darn your own socks Do your own ironing Roll your hair in curlers instead of going ...

Spring Cleaning at MGHL

By MGHL Staff on April 10, 2013

Now that it’s Spring, it’s time for all the fun and excitement that comes from spring cleaning.  Yes, spring cleaning is supposed to be fun– you will be smiling the entire time.  For those of you feeling skeptical about this and need proof, see below… For all scrubbing all...

Back to School Shopping with MGHL

By MGHL Staff on September 12, 2012

Classes have begun, but do you have everything you need? Take a look at these advertisements — you may see a few things you forgot. All images are from the Periodicals Collections or the Charles Craver Collection. Blazers and loafers make “the perfect outfit.” This Penaljo ad ap...