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Evening star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, April 16, 1947, Image 11

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Hfcxo is America at play... as painted b)
John Falter. You’ll see this dramatic painting
in all its magnificent color on the cover of
today’s Saturday Evening Post
Each Wednesday the nation’s outstanding
artists capture the "feel” of this great land of
ours and set it down for the readers of the Post.
These artists are ever alert to catch the scene,
the expression, the mood that will make you
say, "Yes, this is America!”—be it an ancient
stemwheeler pushing along the Ohio River, an
Arizona cowboy hanging out his underwear to
dry, or the vivid, roaring America of a night
baseball game. ,
Each week’s cover is but part of an ever
changing scene. Falter is now wandering
through the Southwest storing away impres
sions in his sketchbook for future Post covers.
Stevan Dohanos (who painted the sleeping sign
painter you saw last week) is at work in the
East. John Atherton scouted the Middle
West Mead Schaeffer has just returned from
the deep South and the Panhandle country.
And, of course, the beloved Norman Rock
well continues to portray the soul of America
in his own incomparable way.
In weeks to come, Post covers will bring you #
the charm of a small-town movie house in
Texas, the quiet beauty of Wisconsin’s lush
dairy land, the glorious confusion of New York’s
Grand Central Terminal as the kids go off to
camp—all facets of our vast, pulsating nation.
For the covers of the Post are more than
pretty pictures of events and places in America.
They are America—her beauty, her humor,
her gusto, and, at times, her pathos.

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