Do Judge A Magazine By Its Cover:
September 4, 2002 7:17 AM   Subscribe

Do Judge A Magazine By Its Cover: I'm ashamed to say I only recognized one name (Covarrubias) from the list of illustrators featured in Condé Nast's sparkling collection of cover art, dating from the 1910s to the 1950s. It's also searchable by magazine. So now I count myself a fan of Rene Bouet-Willaumez, A.H. Fish, Henry Stahlhut, Carl Erickson and a few others too. All in all, it's good, clean fun - even though the site's commercial and one's fingers often ache to open the damn things and actually read the bastards!
posted by MiguelCardoso (6 comments total)
Aw, great images. Thanks, Miguel! It's spooky looking through these covers. Amazing how enduring heroin chic is...
posted by Slithy_Tove at 7:54 AM on September 4, 2002

Well, there goes my day. Look! There's John Held, jr., the great Jazz Age cartoonist.
posted by octobersurprise at 8:09 AM on September 4, 2002

Compare and contrast with this lament for the golden age, complete with gallery of old and new.
posted by jonathanbell at 8:38 AM on September 4, 2002

Ooooh...I'd like to live here, have this for breakfast, then go play naked in the leaves...yes, I should have been born a flapper.
posted by dejah420 at 10:26 AM on September 4, 2002

The Library of Congress has an impressive photo archive online.

If you go to their main page, they've provided all sorts of wonderful material to browse. Enjoy.
posted by onhazier at 10:45 AM on September 4, 2002

Sorry if it's a bit off topic; but within the collections, there are lots of pieces used in magazines. From the main page I was even able to find a collection showing the development of advertising in the US over from 1850 to 1920.

I was just excited about these archives and my previous post wasn't very coherent.
posted by onhazier at 10:49 AM on September 4, 2002

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