Monday, November 22, 2021

Video: Not in Kansas Anymore: The Persinger Scrapbook and Conservation

Last week I posted this picture of the Persinger scrapbook. This is a massive, home-made leather-bound  book, held together by two spikes, and full of Wash Tubbs comics and comments and poems from the owner and patrons of Mr. Persinger's barbershop. It dates from the Depression-era, and it's a peek into that time. The one-of-a-kind book got a thorough presentation at Columbia last week, which I was fortunate enough to be able to attend (virtually). Here it is:

"Karen Green (Curator for Comics and Cartoons) and Alexis Hagadorn (Head of Conservation) discuss the 'Persinger scrapbook,' a unique Depression-era artifact, consisting of comic strips with drawings and annotations, compiled by a barber in Fredonia, Kansas."


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