Got a busy day in the office ahead, so in the meantime I thought I'd pass along a few covers that reflect what I'd REALLY like to be doing.
A couple of interesting facts: it looks like ACE-HIGH was the western magazine (that wasn't exclusively romance) most likely to feature women on the cover. I'm thinking that's because they were heavy on the romances. Am I correct, gang? The April 1937 one shows a woman with a very 1930s dress confronting a couple of cowboys. Actually, this kind of anachronism was not unusual at all. Many of the westerns were set in the "modern day West."
One of the western magazines that was least likely to have a woman on the cover: WILD WEST WEEKLY. In fact, I have yet to see one with a woman on a cover.
THE POPULAR MAGAZINE, April 1, 1913
ARGOSY, May 23, 1925
TRUE STORY, December, year unknown
FAR WEST STORIES, April 1932
WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE, April 25, 1936
ACE HIGH WESTERN, December 1936
ACE-HIGH WESTERN, April 1937
ROMANTIC RANGE, June 1937
WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE, September 25, 1937
ACE HIGH, October, year unknown
WESTERN STORY, August 27, 1938
RANCH ROMANCES, August No. 2, 1931
RANCH ROMANCES, February No. 2, 1939
RANCH ROMANCES, August No. 1, 1939
THRILLING RANCH STORIES, December 1948
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