Cover Gallery: Love

Love is a many-rendered thing! Here is a selection of affection from many of the Post’s major artists, including Norman Rockwell, J. C. Leyendecker, and Constantin Alajalov.


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“A State of Mind”
J. C. Leyendecker
June 3, 1905

Nothing says “I love you” like dressing up in a dragon costume.


“Couple Kissing at Piano”
Frank X. Leyendecker
June 27, 1907

Make his heart skip a beat with a beautiful song.


“Cupid on Mailman’s Back”
J. C. Leyendecker
February 2, 1910

As Valentine’s Day nears, the Postman and his partner do their best to deliver your love letters on time.


“St. Valentine”
J. C. Leyendecker
February 16, 1918

Love letters don’t write themselves. St. Valentine pens the perfect poem for your paramour.


“Archery Lesson”
Tom Webb
May 13, 1922

This love struck couple doesn’t need cupid to pierce their hearts.


Norman Rockwell
September 9, 1922

Lining up for love is one of many life lessons these lads will encounter.


“Taxi Cab”
Neil Hott
April 26, 1924

Stretching your last dollar is a simple sacrifice for a romantic night on the town.


“Practice Proposal”
Frederic Stanley
April 30, 1927

Popping the question requires the utmost preparation.


“Young Artist” or “She’s My Baby”
Norman Rockwell
June 4, 1927

This young man hopes to paint his way right into her heart.


“Man Courting Two Sisters”
Norman Rockwell
May 4, 1929

A love triangle calls for pretty flowers, but perhaps he should have brought a second bouquet!


“Crescent Moon Couple”
M. Jackson
June 14, 1930

A serenade so stunning, she was over the moon.


“Tennis Couple”
James C. McKell
June 21, 1930

A sweet treat to top off a playful tennis match.


“Moonlit Car Ride”
Eugene Iverd
January 7, 1933

The boy of her dreams is even more breathtaking under the glowing moon.


“Woman Dreaming of Beaus”
George W. Gage
June 3, 1933

With so many suitors, it’s easy to see why this beauty is beyond vacillating among valentines.


“Romantic Easter”
J. C. Leyendecker
March 31, 1934

A pretty pink dress, fresh flowers, and a gentleman with a top hat — the makings of a rousing rendezvous.


“Boy Gazing at Cover Girls”
Norman Rockwell
September 22, 1934

A bounty of beauties has left this lad with a lot to think about.


“S. S. Romance”
Charles R. Chickering
May 9, 1936

Nothing says a scenic getaway for two like a sea-bound voyage.


“Giant Valentine”
Tom Webb
February 13, 1937

For this well-dressed fella, finding true love starts with a colossal card.


“Making Faces”
Frances Tipton Hunter
July 10, 1937

Making faces works wonders when you’re five, but soon our larkish lad will need to find new ways of wooing.


“Movie Star”
Norman Rockwell
February 19, 1938

Gawking over a gorgeous guy is always sure-fire entertainment for any sleepover.


“Helping with Homework”
Frances Tipton Hunter
May 25, 1940

This boy is doing more longing than long-divisioning.


“Late Night Snack”
John LaGatta
March 22, 1941

This well-dressed duo dashes off to a diner for a cup of joe and juicy burgers.


“Valentine’s Day at Sea”
John Atherton
February 13, 1943

Distance makes the heart grow fonder, especially when you’re separated by nothing but sea.


“Romance Under Shakespeare’s Statue”
Mead Schaeffer
April 28, 1945

Forget the extravagant getaways — an afternoon stroll in the park works perfectly for this lovely pair.


“Dinner Engagement”
Constantin Alajalov
July 15, 1950

After doors are locked, this lad and his lady linger, perhaps a bit too long.


“First Valentine”
Richard Sargent
February 11, 1956

Picking a V-Day card takes time, especially when she’s your first love.


“Commuter Pickup”
Thornton Utz
September 15, 1956

This gentleman wasn’t shy about chasing down his dream girl.


“Romantic Night on Deck”
James Williamson
July 16, 1960

This crew member is about to make this crowded corner is a less-than-ideal location for these love birds.


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