1942 Cover Fortune John Atherton July WWII Patriotic Symbols Flag Gun Eagle YFC3


Please note that this is a cover only!

This is an original 1942 color cover for Fortune Magazine, July 1942 with a patriotic illustration by John Atherton. Befitting the first 4th of July after America's entrance into World War II, the artist incorporates the patriotic symbols of the United States (flag, bald eagle, the Alamo, and vintage guns) into a powerful image. Through the window a train is seen carrying military tanks and equipment to the war.


This 72+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. No creases. No tears. No water damage. There are some scuff marks along the bottom margin. Please note that the mark in the bottom right corner is just a reflection on our digital image -- it is NOT on the item.

  • Product Type: Original Cover; Color
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10.75 x 13.75 inches; 27 x 35 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Atherton, John. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.

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