1943 Cover LIFE Postmaster Robert J. Boyd Airplane Spotter Kent Connecticut LF5


Please note that this is a cover only.

This is an original 1943 World War II black and white with a single color cover for the February issue of LIFE, featuring an image of postmaster and general store owner in South Kent, Connecticut, Robert J. Boyd, who is shown here as a plane spotter for the U. S. Military. At the time this photograph was taken it was snowing and twenty degrees below zero. Photography by Eric Schaal.


This 68+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. No natural defects. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Cover; Black & White w/ Color
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10.25 x 13.75 inches; 26 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)

Keywords specific to this image: Winter, Cigars, Aviation, Wartime, Air Force Volunteers