The Rawson J. Pickard Bastard Scrapbook belonged to Dr. Rawson J. Pickard, M. D. It is a repurposed book, formerly an anatomy textbook in French, the pages of which
Dr. Rawson pasted over with various news clippings and pieces of ephemera. The spine has been altered to say “Tutti Bastardi”
(All Bastards), with “A Curse” upon bastards typed as the title page to the volume. The items pasted onto the pages include
newspaper clippings, letters, political campaign ads, flyers, and legal documents. These items document politicians and social
figures whose behaviors Pickard deemed that of a bastard. The pages also include hand written commentary and notes by Dr Pickard.
Born in 1882, Dr. Rawson J. Pickard, M.D., grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He moved to San Diego and practiced medicine in the
805 Watts Building. He lived with his wife Bertha Pickard.
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