The December 1937 Fortune magazine cover.
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.
Not to be confused with bootlicker.
A little bit and another little bit about artist Paul Stahr.
History not-so-fun fact:
This issue is dated December 4, 1919.
Prohibition began in the United States on January 17, 1920.
Along with ads of yore, I also love a good magazine cover.
From my collection, here’s The Countryside Magazine and Suburban Life’s cover for April 1917 (Spring Planting Number) with art by Paul Bransom.
The New York Times has a rather fine obituary/biography of the “Dean of American Animal Artists” here.
Collier’s magazine — December 13, 1952
Image: Scan of one of my latest vintage mag acquisitions. Cover illustration by C. William Randall.