Home / Cover Art / Classic Covers / Falling for Autumn

Falling for Autumn

Published: October 14, 2015

Plunging into leaf piles, playing after-school football, and harvesting pumpkins, these cover scenes embrace the joys of autumn.

Tossing the Football — John Falter

Go long! After school lets out, the corner of Sixth Street transforms into a homegrown gridiron. Luckily, an overthrow is an easy feat for the receiver in plaid.

John Falter October 27, 1956

John Falter
October 27, 1956


Leaf Pile — John Clymer

She rakes, he dives. Plunging into leaves is the epitome of fall—even the dog seems to agree.

John Clymer October 16, 1954

John Clymer
October 16, 1954


Bringing Home the Skumk — John Falter

Successful day? These boys seem to think so, though Mom might not be impressed with their new pet.

John Falter November 15, 1947

John Falter
November 15, 1947


Scarecrow — John Atherton

With crop season in full swing, the pressure’s on for scarecrows to keep those pesky birds at bay. This one, however, seems to have lost touch with its purpose.

John Atherton October 26, 1946

John Atherton
October 26, 1946


Turkey in the Tree — J.C. Leyendecker

Nestling in plain sight might not be the best place for this tom to hide when Thanksgiving is around the corner. Here’s hoping the farmer and his son have other plans for that axe.

J.C. Leyendecker November 25, 1939

J.C. Leyendecker
November 25, 1939


Colorado Creek — John Clymer

“Wait for me!” Best way to ruin a romantic autumn walk? Let your little brother tag along.

John Clymer October 13, 1951

John Clymer
October 13, 1951


Fall Gab Session — Constantin Alajálov

People live to gossip, especially when love is in the air. If you have even the tiniest bit of doubt over your new fall fling, we recommend not holding hands in public.

Constantin Alajálov November 7, 1953

Constantin Alajálov
November 7, 1953


Fall Horseback Ride — John Clymer

Fellas, take note. The odds of getting the girl greatly increase on an intimate horseback ride during the peak of fall. A dream date for sure …

John Clymer October 20, 1956

John Clymer
October 20, 1956


Belgian Horse Farm — John Clymer

… unless she’s afraid of horses. Definitely come up with another plan if her knee-jerk reaction is to hide behind you.

John Clymer October 8, 1949

John Clymer
October 8, 1949

Read More:
You might also like ...

  • Charles Neumann

    Great covers. Fall is a beautiful time of year, I love the cooler weather too. (Not crazy about raking the leaves, however) These covers really bring out the season. John Falter’s cover was my favorite but all were excellent. Love to read the blurbs on the stories inside too. Apparently the Post previewed the upcoming Presidential election state by state. Considering the landslide for Ike, I hope they didn’t think Stevenson was going to win those states.

  • Amy

    The Oct. 1946 cover has an article entitled “What’s Wrong with American Mothers?” I would love to read that story.

  • Amy

    The Oct. 1946 cover has an article entitled “What’s Wrong with American Mothers?” I would love to read that story.amy

  • Bob McGowan, jr.

    Great selections Jessica. Love the ’56 Falter; especially the tree and corner street angle. His ’47 cover is really beautiful–except for the skunk of course!

    The Clymer covers give four very different views of autumn and you can almost miss the barn in the background on the ’46 Atherton cover. I always love Alajalov, and the Lyendecker is beautiful of course. This one (to me) didn’t look as much “like a Leyendecker” except for the elderly man’s clothing with the trademark creases and shadows.

    In L.A., we’ll be lucky to get ANY autumn by Thanksgiving, with the heat being over 100 this week! Still, I’ll take the baking over violent shaking which can happen at any time out here.