1948 TIME Cover General Lucius D. Clay Ernest H. Baker - ORIGINAL TM1

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Please note that this is a cover only! This is an original TIME magazine cover for July 12, 1948 with a portrait of U. S. Army General Lucius D. Clay, known as the "father" of the Berlin Airlift.

CONDITION

This 63+ year old Item is rated Very Fine. No creases. No natural defects. Some light surface rub. No tears. No water damage. The original mailing label is on the left margin --please see image.

  • Product Type: Original Cover; Full Color
  • Grade: Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8 x 11 inches; 20 x 28 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 Baker, Ernest Hamlin. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.

Ernest Hamlin Baker

Ernest Hamlin Baker (1889-1975) was born in Rhode Island. He was a self-taught illustrator and was famous for his painting of George Marshall. He attended Colgate College and was soon commissioned to create artwork for Fortune. He created eleven Fortune Magazine covers from 1929 to 1941, as well as several portraits, and over 300 covers for Time Magazine. During the Great Depression, he worked on several Public Works of Art (PWAP) projects. A mural painted during this time at the Wakefield, Rhode Island post office, now hangs at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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