Fortune Magazine Covers - 1938
Fortune Magazine Covers - 1938
(United States, 1938)
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Background:

These original Fortune magazine covers are from 1938 - the ninth year of publication for the magazine.

Henry Luce, publisher of Fortune, said he wanted "the new magazine to be as beautiful a magazine as exists in the United States.   If possible, the undisputed most beautiful".  To that end  leading artists of the day contributed to the design of the covers including Antonio Petruccelli, Ervine Metzl, Walter Buehr and Ernest Hamlin Baker.  Where possible, we identify the artist for the cover.

The covers are notable both for the quality of the graphics, and their commentary on business, social and political issues of the day.

Each Fortune cover is provided with a copy of the table of contents from the issue.

 

Price per print: Print Only:  $90
Matting Charge:  $30
Framing & Matting Charge:  $175
Dimensions: Print Only:  11 x 14 inches
Matted:  16 x 20 inches
Type of print: Original magazine covers
Year: 1938
Other details: Includes copy of the Table of Contents

Click on any image to see an enlargement of the print


Fortune Magazine Covers - 1938 (No. 60203801)
January 1938
(Antonio Petruccelli)
Fortune Magazine Covers - 1938 (No. 60203802)
February 1938
(Alan Atkins)
Fortune Magazine Covers - 1938 (No. 60203803)
March 1938
(S. W. Crane)

Fortune Magazine Covers - 1938 (No. 60203804)
April 1938
(John O'Hara Cosgrave II)
Fortune Magazine Covers - 1938 (No. 60203805)
May 1938
(Joseph Binder)
Fortune Magazine Covers - 1938 (No. 60203806)
June 1938
(Hans Barschel)

Fortune Magazine Covers - 1938 (No. 60203807)
July 1938
(Radebaugh)
Fortune Magazine Covers - 1938 (No. 60203808)
August 1938
(Paolo Garretto)
Fortune Magazine Covers - 1938 (No. 60203809)
September 1938
(Thomas Benrimo)

Fortune Magazine Covers - 1938 (No. 60203810)
October 1938
(Miguel Covarrubias)
Fortune Magazine Covers - 1938 (No. 60203811)
November 1938
(Joseph Binder)
Fortune Magazine Covers - 1938 (No. 60203812)
December 1938
(Antonio Petruccelli)

News Events for 1938

40-hour work week established in the US
Bartlett Dam (AZ) completed - 286 feet high
20,000 TV sets are in service in New York City
Howard Hughes flies around the world in 3 days, 19 hours, 17 minutes
Don Budge, US tennis player, accomplishes Grand Slam
Lajos Biro (Hungary) invents ballpoint pen
Karter, Salomon and Fritzsche chemically identify Vitamin E
Benny Goodman's band brings new style to jazz music
Nobel Prize for Literature - Pearl S. Buck
Orson Welles's production of "War of the Worlds" causes considerable panic