The Illustrious Lady Liberty

Through the years, Post artists have illustrated or photographed the many iterations of Lady Liberty. Here are a few of our favorites.

Weekly Newsletter

The best of The Saturday Evening Post in your inbox!

SUPPORT THE POST

Advertisement for the U.S. Navy
July 7, 1917

 

Cover by J.C. Leyendecker
March 2, 1918

 

Cover by J.C. Leyendecker
July 7, 1934

 

Illustration by Norman Rockwell for the short story “The Goddess and Private Gallagher” by Guy Gilpatric
October 11, 1941

 

Cover photograph by Ivan Dmitri
January 10, 1942

 

Airline industry advertisement
September 15, 1945

 

Cover by Norman Rockwell
July 6, 1946

 

Read the article ‘The Lady We Can’t Afford to Forget’ from the January 17, 1948 issue of The Saturday Evening Post

 

Cover by Pyle
November 1, 2011

 

Cover by J.J. Gould
February 20, 1904

 

Featured image: Detail of cover by J.J. Gould (SEPS)

Become a Saturday Evening Post member and enjoy unlimited access. Subscribe now

Recommended

Comments

  1. They’re all wonderful in their own distinctive and unique ways. It’s hard to pick just one. My favorite is #3 down, the July 7, 1934 by Leyendecker. I remember getting the July/August ’86 issue when it was used again, but bought a newsstand copy to have one without the address label, it was so spectacular. It did have the bar code, but was the lesser of two evils. Now I’d be happy with the smaller labels of back then. They’re so big on every magazine now.

    #5 down by (Ivan Dmitri) though a photo, looks like a painting; to me anyway. Usually it’s the other way around, when the art looks like photography as seen on some of Rockwell’s covers from the 50’s. Thanks for this feature!

Reply

Your email address will not be published.