Contents
Introduction
The Campaign
Magazine Cover Gallery
After July 1942
Behind the Designs
House & Garden
Children's Playmate
Life
Steel Horizons
Ladies' Home Journal
The Flag In World War II
Search the Covers
About The Collection, Resources, Credits
Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Behring Center
About The Collection Resources Credits
July 1942: United We Stand
Children's Playmate
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Peat illustrations

Peat
was an extraordinarily productive artist whose work was reproduced as magazine and book illustrations, paper dolls, puzzles, and other toys. She was one of only a few women whose artwork was featured on magazine covers in the 1940s, even though women illustrators like Jessie Willcox Smith and Neysa McMein had produced hundreds of covers for Good Housekeeping and McCall’s in previous decades.
 


Paper doll (left) by Fern Bisel Peat, Children’s Playmate, July 1942

Page border design (center) by Fern Bisel Peat, Children’s Playmate, July 1942

Elaine Ends’s defense-stamp illustration (right), Children’s Playmate, July 1942


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