October 26, 1914

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent

Cover, Saturday Evening Post, Oct 24, 1914

On the editorial page of the Daily Capital Journal, the editor comments on the cover illustration for the October 24th edition of the Saturday Evening Post:

The Saturday Evening Post seems to have been selected by the warring nations as the medium through which each of them will present its case to the world. While each has used its greatest leaders to prepare the copy for the American printer and public, an American artist, Leyendecker, has told the most graphic and probably the most truthful story of them all on the front page of the October 24 number. It is a picture composed of three subjects: A woman, a little girl and a Red Cross letter. Simple in detail, it is one of the most affecting pictures seen in any American magazine or anywhere else in years. He is indeed an artist who can tell so much with a few strokes of his brush. There is no use trying to tell of it, it has to be seen, but it surely is worth laying away as a memento of the greatest and wickedest war the world as never known.


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