Collection Connection

When
Jan 23 2019 - 2:00pm
About this event
Description: 
Dr. H. Jason Combs: Nebraska’s Exaggeration Postcards, Giant Grasshoppers, and Two-Ton Potatoes Along with Other Facts about the Plains Wednesday, January 23 • 2:00 p.m. In the first few decades of the early 1900s, the United States was postcard crazy with thousands of cards exchanged daily. Many were simply a form of “self-congratulation,” often illustrating signs of development and progress. This program focuses on Nebraska postcards, specifically exaggeration postcards, cards that were not only used for communication and entertainment, but also intended to promote and “sell” Nebraska to a larger audience. Dr. H. Jason Combs is Chair and Professor of Geography at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, his M.S. degree from Southwest Missouri State University, and a B.S. from Northwest Missouri State University.
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Website: 
mona.unk.edu
Location
Museum of Nebraska Art
2401 Central Ave.
Kearney, NE 68847
United States
Phone: 308-865-8559
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