Yesterday, on her wonderful blog, The Task at Hand, my friend Linda (aka Shoreacres) had the image above from a Saturday Evening Post cover in 1934. It was from artist JC Leyendecker who did many, many covers for the popular magazine and was one of the finest artist/illustrators of the era. This cover really stuck out for me because it didn’t really look much like his other more iconic covers that often depicted comical scenes.
This was more design-based, almost with a Pop Art feel. Just a great image, plain and simple. I thought I would share it and some of Leyendecker’s other 4th of July covers with you today and wish you all a very Happy 4th of July– a slice of Americana on this most American holiday.