A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 30, 1945

Not long ago West Point asked us to get up an exhibit of TIME cover paintings of World War II military leaders to be displayed in their War Department Theater (TIME is required reading for all West Point upperclassmen each week).

A little later the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum said they wanted us to prepare a similar gallery of our cover paintings (United Nations statesmen) to be shown during the San Francisco Conference.

Since then our cover paintings have been on tour to other cities, and six more shows are already scheduled for...

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