Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My Favorite Christmas Covers: WESTERN STORY, Dec. 24, 1921

Since the Kid Wolf cover went over SO WELL, here's an alternate for today.




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8 comments:

Barry Traylor said...

Wow! This one is really a humdinger. Lovely art. I wonder who the artist was?

Walker Martin said...

I looked at my copy and the cover artist is credited as Lecian V. Bernuth. The painting is titled "His Christmas Mail".

I read the "The Gift" by Max Brand several years ago at Christmas and remember it as a fine holiday story. There are 4 other stories in the issue dealing with Christmas including one called "When Santa Claus Was Forgiven". I think I'll read it.

Deka Black said...

Simply beautiful ^^

Cap'n Bob said...

I can't figure out what he's doing. Little help!

Walker Martin said...

Cap'n, it looks like he is opening up his Christmas mail and looking at a pair of socks he received. But the sock looks too small.

In the background is postal employee with a sack of US mail. A sight we will being seeing less and less of in the future.

Oscar said...

Very nice!

Cap'n Bob said...

Thanks, Walker. I never would have guessed socks.

Jonathan G. Jensen said...

Hey Laurie and all, Really awesome cover and ya can't beat having a Max Brand Christmas story! I don't have that issue, but, I do have the Dec. 26, 1926 issue am gonna blog about tomorrow along with a ShortStory and other Christmas Mags...Keep up the good work and spirit! Blog here: http://adventurecontinuesthe.blogspot.com/ Jonathan