A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 25, 1947

Ernest Hamlin Baker spends an average ten or 12 days doing a TIME cover—which he once described as "a graph of a New England conscience" (meaning his own). Characteristic of all our covers, which are researched and checked with as much fidelity as the accompanying cover stories, is the conscientious thought and careful attention to detail that goes into them.

Having recounted as much of the background and purpose of our covers last week as this space allows, I want to discuss this week some of the details of their production.

When one of...

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