Veterans’ Day: Saturday Evening Post (1942)


November 11 is Veterans Day, and I’m marking the occasion with this World War II-era cover illustration from the Saturday Evening Post. This G.I. certainly seems to be enjoying the customer service he’s receiving at the perfume counter.

Illustration by John Newton Howitt (1885-1958) for the Saturday Evening Post, published January 17, 1924.


    • Yes! Aren’t they great?! This illustrator also did a lot of work that was pulp-ier and more pin-up-like, apparently, but he could also do family-friendly assignments like the Post. In some other life, I’m going to dedicate myself to the study of American illustration and children’s book illustration!


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