My new project for the 2013 New England Gerbil Show is a collection of vintage gerbil photos dating from the 1970's and back. I found a good collection on Ebay and now I want to expand it.
Did you have gerbils growing up in the 1960's and 1970's? I would love a copy of a photo of your gerbils with a story about them.
I am even looking for old newspaper, magazine, catalogs articles about the "new" pet. Gerbils came to the US in the 1950's as laboratory animals but people soon discovered how they make wonderful pets in the home and classroom. Many people had "gerbil farms". One such book is called "The Gerbil Farmer's Daughter". I highly recommend reading this book.