Press Release — February 2021

The Saturday Evening Post Shares Its Greatest Magazine Covers of All Time

INDIANAPOLIS (February 10, 2020) — In 2021, The Saturday Evening Post is celebrating its 200th birthday. And in each issue, we offer readers a special anniversary section to celebrate.

For our March/April issue, the magazine honors our long history of outstanding American illustration with our greatest covers of all time, including favorites by Norman Rockwell, J.C. Leyendecker, and Stevan Dohanos.

Here’s a small sample of what you’ll find inside the magazine:

The Saturday Evening Post's March/April 2021 issue's cover
Click to view a sample of the March/April 2021 issue!

In addition to our 200th anniversary cover gallery, our March/April issue also features:

  • Senior Stoners — With legalization, marijuana ain’t just for kids anymore
  • The Innovation Secret — It takes a special kind of thinking to turn a great idea into a successful business
  • How We Got By — In the long, angst-ridden months of the coronavirus lockdown, pop culture came to the rescue

Note that subscribers can always access our nearly half-million-page archive of every issue ever printed with just a few keystrokes.

Special media access to the archive will be granted on request; we’re also happy to send you a copy of our latest issue.

About Us 

We are America’s oldest magazine, and through our decades of journalism, fiction, humor, and even advertisements, we have always distilled the truest version of who we are as a country. “In many ways, the Post’s depiction of everyday America helped create a national set of shared values,” says Joan SerVaas, the magazine’s Publisher, adding, “Every page of the magazine from 1821 to 2021 tells a story of where we’ve been and where we’re going.”

Over two centuries, the Post morphed from a four-page weekly newspaper into a full-color magazine, ultimately becoming one of America’s most widely read publications. Right from the start, the editors established a standard of unbiased reporting on a wide variety of subjects. The tone was open-minded but skeptical, moral but with a sense of humor. It covered a bit of everything about America: business, law, exploration, fashion, etiquette, agriculture, and science. “Today’s Post is a magazine that you can fully immerse yourself in,” says Steven Slon, Editorial Director.

To get a sense of the extraordinary scope of the publication, in its first century, the Post covered the death of Napoleon, the passing of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (who died within hours of each other on July 4, 1826), the Alamo, the Gold Rush, and Lincoln’s assassination, plus interviews with the likes of John D. Rockefeller and Buffalo Bill Cody.

Then there’s the writing: The Post has always been known for its great fiction by such 20th century writers as F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Agatha Christie, and too many others to name here, but less well known is that the idea of balancing journalism with fiction goes all the way back to our beginnings. In the 19th century, we published literary legends Edgar Allan Poe, James Fenimore Cooper, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Washington Irving, Mark Twain, among others.

Going forward, the Post continues to deliver value to its 250,000 loyal readers, covering vital news of the day, profiling inspirational individuals and thought-leaders, plus delivering money-saving tips, health news, travel ideas, humor, great fiction, and more!  “The history of the Post is a history of America,” notes Publisher Joan SerVaas. “We’re proud to be sharing it with you.”

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