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Getting Agricultured

Last night’s adventure was going through a 41 pound lot of The Country Gentleman magazines published between 1915 and 1927.

Here are some of the covers (and one random ad portion) I uncovered while going through this rough but rather large lot.

Chewed to Bits by Giant Turtles

Man's Life magazine- May 1957
Man’s Life magazine – May 1957

What a wonderful way to kick off the new year! Behold, finally in my hands after years of searching, a May 1957 issue of Man’s Life magazine with the Will Hulsey “Chewed to Bits by Giant Turtles” cover. Groovy.

It shouldn’t look this pretty, but it is.

The December 1937 Fortune magazine cover.

Light ’em up!

The December 1939 Fortune magazine cover.

I think that’s an old-timey knife switch to turn power on and off in the lower right quarter, but I’m not 100% certain.

Bewitching

“Beware!” — Life magazine cover, October 30, 1913

1970 in Legs

Those dang hemlines.

Be smart. Be brave. Be vaccinated.

Cover illustration by Dick Sargent for The Saturday Evening Post’s March 3, 1962, issue.
Cover illustration by Dick Sargent for The Saturday Evening Post’s March 3, 1962, issue.

This cover kinda makes me want to become a lepidopterist.

Cover of the March 23, 1940 Easter issue of The Saturday Evening Post
Cover of the March 23, 1940 Easter issue of The Saturday Evening Post

The cover art is by J. C. Leyendecker, just some dude who inspired Norman Rockwell. Rockwell would later be one of the pallbearers at Leyendecker’s funeral.

The fella also had one heckuva signature.
The fella also had one heckuva signature.

Do you remember the butterfly life cycle? It’s completely metamorphosis-y.

Where did the word “Easter” come from? Get your etymology on.

Lepidopterist? There’s a society for that.

J. C.’s brother, F. X., created the butterfly lady that was on an old Life magazine cover and later seen on the wall of the “Three’s Company” apartment.

I need to subscribe to This Meeting Could’ve Been an Email magazine.

Successful Meetings and Meetings Today magazines

Anyway, here’s Wonderwall.

Cover of the March 1923 issue of Modern Priscilla magazine
Modern Priscilla magazine cover, March 1923