Archive of Category ‘vintage magazine covers‘


Girls Scouts Founded on March 12, 1912

March 12 is Girl Scout Day. It was on March 12, 1912 that Juliette Gordon Low started the first Girl Scout group in Savannah Georgia with 18 girls. This 1931 Parents Magazine cover features a portrait of a lovely Girl Scout illustrated by Charles Sheldon.

1938 Good Housekeeping Cover ~ Horace Gaffron Americana

A true embodiment of pure Americana is this 1938 Horace Gaffron cover illustration of two kids on a bike with their dog. The lower panel shows the dog doing what dogs do (chasing the cat!), and the kids tumble to the ground. Boo-hoo!


Spotlight on J.C. Leyendecker

J.C. (Joseph Christian) Leyendecker was one of the most prolific illustrators of the early to mid 20th century. His easily identifiable style has graced more than 400 magazine covers, and many dozens of magazine advertisements (most notably the iconic Arrow Collar ads). He is most closely associated with the Saturday Evening Post, where he was commissioned to paint 322 covers! The men he paints are strong and athletic. The women, graceful and feminine. To this day, his work is beloved and much sought after. The following are some of our favorite examples of his work.






Website Update: Vintage Magazine Covers

We just added another batch of vintage magazine covers to our website. Some of our favorites—from antique issues of Country Life Magazine—feature animals. We’d like to share a few with you.



At top left is 1917 Country Life Magazine Cover with gorgeous peacock art by Charles Livingston Bull. Top right is 1928 Country Life Magazine Cover with Macaw art by ornithologist Karl Plath. Bottom image is 1910 Country Life Magazine Cover with Irish Wolfhound & Scottish Terrier.

For those of you searching for even more visual stimulation, there’s a great website devoted to magazine art. Check them out at