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Whole Year Through: Juvenile Instructor, 1929

By: Ardis E. Parshall - June 12, 2013

Cover art from way back:


























  1. Fantastic, Rockwell-esque paintings. We have really lost the art of periodical covers in the digital age.

    Comment by BrianW — June 12, 2013 @ 8:00 am

  2. Ardis, Do we know anything about the artists? In-house? Specially commissioned? Etc.? To my reading-glasses-wearing eyes, January looks almost like a photograph. And March looks something like one of southern Utah’s canyons/parks.

    Comment by Gary Bergera — June 12, 2013 @ 10:09 am

  3. For good or ill, our current magazines have adopted a slick look to be more like national magazines, only without the big headlines. I suspect that these JI covers probably look more like other secular magazines of the day, so when Brian says Rockwell-esque, that is pretty much how they looked. Still, nice artwork, but my experience with Southern Utah’s red rock country (march cover) is that I haven’t seen a stream that runs that straight for so far with the huge red monoliths on the banks. I am guessing that it is an artists vision, and probably not from a specific place.

    Comment by kevinf — June 12, 2013 @ 10:50 am

  4. There is a tiny copyright line on these pictures — I think all the covers were stock images purchased from a commercial house. Maybe the JI’s editors picked some that looked like they were local, like they picked some that fit holidays.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — June 12, 2013 @ 11:10 am

  5. I’ve seen too many LOL posts. I saw April and looked for the funny caption.

    Comment by Carol — June 12, 2013 @ 1:21 pm

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