Entries are very sporadic, brief, and written in two different hands - presumably Karl Zerbe and his wife Marion. Primarily they document the Zerbes' daughter Maria's weight and eating habits as a baby. Also includes a few drafts of letters, and sketches, and in the back, lists of financial expenditures. Pasted in are an illustrated menu for New Year's Eve, a photograph of a dining room, and a Valentine.
Karl and Marion Zerbe diary, 1940. Karl Zerbe papers, 1938-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560