When I looked back at July 4th in my 2nd year of blogging, I couldn’t believe I posted several items last year. Here is one of my favorites.

IF I ONLY HAD A TIME MACHINE

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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6 responses

  1. Interesting to see Norman Rockwell’s predecessors

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  2. Mr. Crockwell had a style very similar to Rockwell. I enjoy so much looking at these types of paintings. I learned to love Rockwell as a child as my doctor had prints of Rockwell’s work in each room of his clinic. Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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  3. Birgit says:

    The graphics and art used is so wonderful to see especially since they followed a similar path. I had to giggle at the last one saying “Can We Live with Russia?”

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