I know this may be a stretch, but I have a special request. I am looking for an issue of your magazine from September 2, 1944. It is special to me because I am the boy scout in the painting by Stephen Dohanos. His son was a pal of mind and, in the 6th grade, I was asked to post in my scout uniform. I think I got paid $10! Plus I spent the night at his house and had a great time. I can still remember the shoot. Any change I could obtain a copy for my daughter. Thanks for your time and attention.
How nice to hear from you! We love to hear from former models for our wonderful cover artists and Dohanos was one of the best. September 2, 1944 is a cover showing three dogs looking wistfully at a departing school bus. You can see kids in the back windows of the bus, and I take it you’re the scout waving good-bye to the faithful friends.
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