The Saturday Evening Post has been published under that name since 1897 but can trace it origins back to Ben Franklin.  In honor of Independence Day, here are the covers of this historical magazine on or about Independence Day during World War 2.

 

Parade View from Lamp Post Date: July 3, 1937   Artist: J.C. Leyendecker

Parade View from Lamp Post Date: July 3, 1937
Artist: J.C. Leyendecker

 

Foreshadowing Flight Date July 2, 1938, William Heaslip

Foreshadowing Flight Date July 2, 1938 William Heaslip

 

Sam the American Eagle Date: July 1, 1939 Arthur H. Fisher

Sam the American Eagle Date: July 1, 1939 Arthur H. Fisher

 

Waiting for Mail Date July 6, 1940 Douglas Crockwell

Waiting for Mail Date July 6, 1940 Douglas Crockwell

 

Dry Dock Date July 5, 1941 Arthur C. Radebaugh

Dry Dock Date July 5, 1941 Arthur C. Radebaugh

Old Glory Date July 4, 1942 John Clymer

Old Glory Date July 4, 1942 John Clymer

 

Allied Forces Flags Date July 3, 1943 John Atherton

Allied Forces Flags Date July 3, 1943 John Atherton

War Bond Date: July 1, 1944, Norman Rockwell

War Bond Date: July 1, 1944, Norman Rockwell

Artist: John Falter; Title: Independence Parade; Date: July 7, 1945;

Artist: John Falter;
Title: Independence Parade;
Date: July 7, 1945;

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3 responses

  1. gpcox says:

    If ever there was Americana at its best – the Saturday Evening Post was IT!!!

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  2. Birgit says:

    There were such great artists always shown on this magazine. It was a great way to showcase the U.S.

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