Saturday Evening Post - September 29, 1945

  • 13079
  • Mead Schaeffer
  • 22” x 28”
  •  1945
  • $400
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  • The Saturday Evening Post is an American periodical with a broad history dating back almost 200 years to its first issue published in Philadelphia in 1821. The company chronicled the many changes in the United States throughout the years and strived to maintain its content to be of the highest quality. Over the years the company was responsible for the launching of the literary careers of many famous writers such as Mark Twain, Edgar Allen Poe, and others.
     
    In addition, the covers of the magazine “were easily the Post’s most distinctive feature, its most popular single item and its greatest sales asset.” – John Tebbel . Artists such as Norman Rockwell and J.C. Leyendecker became well known for the covers in the Saturday Evening Post. Other well-known artists of their time were often featured on the covers as well.
     
    This cover image was created by Mead Schaeffer and shows servicemen in San Francisco trying to board a cable car. Mead Schaeffer (1898-1980) was one of the most highly regarded artists to create Saturday Evening Post covers. Schaeffer produced illustrations for the magazine from 1942 to 1953.  Originally famous for his WWII covers, after the war Schaeffer went on to produce a popular series for the American periodical depicting regional scenes of daily life in post war America.  A close friend of Norman Rockwell, Schaeffer too created his work during the golden age of illustration. He was the highest paid and most sought after illustrator in the world.
     
    This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

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