Friday, May 28, 2021


I randomly off and on research our house. It is a wormhole. So, this week my big score is from the 1940 census. Our house was a "silver and linens" boarding house during the 1930s-1950s', anyhow, George Maas was a tenant here, when he lived in Topeka from 1939 to 1940. He was employed in Topeka as a WPA artist. He was from Kansas City, and had worked for Thomas Hart Benton (he grew up very near Benton's house) and briefly attended KU.  Later in life he moved to NYC where he became a album and book cover artist. He was also an editor at Publishers Weekly. Currently I am trying to find his projects here in town. I did find one from WWIII in the MAMO.  Here are some of his album covers.  Definitely a  60s vibe.  Fun stuff.