The Press: A First for the Post

On its cover, the Saturday Evening Post usually runs paintings which depict imaginary characters in some folksy, whimsical or appealing phase of daily U.S. life. This week its readers got a start. The Post's cover was in the tradition in one respect: it was painted by Norman Rockwell, the artist who has done more Post covers than anybody else. But the cover was a portrait of a real person: Dwight David Eisenhower. Announced the pro-Eisenhower Post: it was the first time in the Post's 224-year history that it had devoted its whole cover to a picture of a presidential candidate.


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