Good news. The St. Louis Media History Foundation’s new exhibit at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum is now open. And it’s about food. We – I’m on the board of the Foundation and I helped curate this exhibit – are showing off some fascinating and sometimes quite handsome stuff from the Foundation’s collection.
Most of what we have is advertising from local companies, some forgotten and some still very much with us. We’ve got a loop playing of a cooking program from the early days of St. Louis radio. There are some restaurant ads, some blowups of newspaper stories and covers of magazines.
It’s a lovely building, although, alas, not wheelchair-accessible. The room that the Karpeles has given the Foundation is air conditioned, another plus.
St. Louis Media History Foundation Room
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
3524 Russell Blvd
Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.