Welcome to the Steinbeck Exhibit, offering a multimedia companion to The Grapes of Wrath.  Curated by the students of English 690: Senior Seminar (Fall 2015) at San Francisco State University.

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Rural Iowa Outhouse from the 1930s


Before the Joads discovered the luxury of the washroom, what they left behind in their fields in Oklahoma looked more like this. This is what they…

Palmolive Soap Ad, Listerine mouthwash Ad, and Gillette Razor Ad from the 1930s


The emergence of the washroom meant the opportunity to bring out all sorts of products to sell to proud washroom owners. Things like soap for washing,…