Marion Gunderson’s 1970 Younkers Exhibit Placard


Speaking of Younkers…at about the same time I posted most recently, I ran across a placard from one of Mother’s (Marion Gunderson) watercolor exhibits. Below is the front of the placard, as well as the back of it with her handwriting indicating the month and year of the exhibit. July 1970.

The handwriting is in pencil on a dark background, making it quite difficult to read in the raw scan. Using the actual placard as a guide, I edited the bottom photo to provide more contrast between her penciled writing and the dark background. Mother’s actual handwriting is probably most dear to her immediate family. Even so, I wanted to include it in this post.

Placard from Mother's July 1970 exhibit at Younkers in Des Moines. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Mother's handwriting on the back of the placard. (Click on photo twice magnify.)

As far as I know, none of us in the family knows where in the Younkers store Mother exhibited. We are assuming her exhibit was in the Younkers Tea Room in downtown Des Moines. If you happen to have more information, either verifying or contradicting, I hope you’ll let me know.

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One Response to “Marion Gunderson’s 1970 Younkers Exhibit Placard”

  1. Peg Moore Says:

    What wonderful information to uncover! I assume there was some you didn’t already know? I love seeing both texts–typewritten and handwritten. Heart.

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