About: Diana Denny

Diana Denny Diana Denny received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from long enough ago to qualify as a historical document itself. She has spent many hours in what is a playground for history buffs, The Saturday Evening Post archives.

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Classic Covers: Pumpkin Patch

Watch out for little girl goblins! This one is scaring grandpa with her jack-o’-lantern on Norman Rockwell’s 1920 Halloween cover. The dog seems unfazed, however,... More

Classic Covers: Trick or Treat!

Our covers through the decades have creeped us out with witches, goblins, and even a scary neighbor or two. They’re all in good fun, but... More

You Asked: What Would Rockwell Do?

One reader suggests that if Rockwell were alive and illustrating today, he would be painting covers depicting “the insane world of today with technology run... More

Classic Covers: By the Light …

… of the silvery moon? of a sparkling Christmas tree? of a glowing Jack-o’-lantern? The "star" in some paintings is not just the subject of... More

Classic Covers: Autumn Art

You remember many of the great faces that have appeared on our covers throughout the years, but do you recall the wonderful scenic views? We’re... More

Classic Covers: Work Break

Yes, friends, we discovered many Post covers showing folks taking a well-deserved (well, in some cases) break from work. If you’re one of the unfortunate... More

Classic Covers: School Daze

The librarian on Dick Sargent’s February 1956 cover can’t figure out why Jimmy seems so engrossed with his history homework. Notice the gloppy fountain pen... More

Classic Covers: Listen to This!

“Eavesdropping” was a common theme for our illustrators. If “curiosity is the very basis of education,” to quote writer Arnold Edinborough, then some very curious... More

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