Entries are very sporadic, brief, and written in two different hands - presumably Karl Zerbe and his wife Marion. They consist primarily of lists of laundry items, and one list of paintings. Some pages have a child's scribblings. In the back of the diary are lists of financial expenditures. Pasted in front is a New Year's Eve menu and a photo of Karl (in mask and party hat) and Marion sharing a chair. Tucked inside are a bill from the Copley Frame Shop and a handmade birthday card from Marion to Karl.
Karl and Marion Zerbe diary, 1941. Karl Zerbe papers, 1938-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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