In the article written by Tom Dalzell, Alice Schenker is remembered for her shop ‘Print Mint’ on Telegraph Avenue which helped spark the 1960s poster revolution.
The shop, which opened in 1965 inside of Moe’s Books, sold posters and fine art prints along with espresso, croissants, Gauloises cigarettes, out-of-town newspapers, used books and records. It was a revolutionary thing in the mid-1960s, and a few years later, “the Schenkers started publishing and selling underground comics, another ground-breaking cultural movement.”
Alice was born in Racine, Wisconsin, in 1931 and graduated from high school at the age of 17. Alice’s parents wanted her to marry and stay in Racine, but Alice had no desire for this. She had saved up enough money on her own to attend Antioch College and, as part of her Co-op, went to New York. Her experiences here and the city itself excited Alice to her core.
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