May 15, 2009
In 1955, M. E. Oliver, an artist from Madison County, created a book of illustrations he titled Strange Scenes in the Ozarks. Produced in the old-fashioned serigraph process, the book consists of approximately thirty colorful illustrations, one of which is shown here. The book was not bound in the typical sense; instead, it was assembled by hand with brass fasteners. Though the volume bears a date of 1955, illustrations were added as late as 1963.