The covers of the early issues of the upscale Coronet Magazine were usually reproductions of a painting by one of the Masters or a well known artist. This February 1939 issue features a portrait by James Whistler from his "Symphony in White" Series also known as "The Little White Girl " or "Symphony in White No. 2."..
Each publication of the Coronet Magazine is chocked full of art work, art in photography, fiction stories, poems, political articles, cartoons, real life and factual stories etc... Most of the magazines (if not all) offer a beautiful inclusion of artistic Black & White Photography as well as color. This publication's photography section includes human interest and artistic black and white photos and colored photographs of Religious Books of the Middle Ages.
A special photography section; including photographs of both American children and adults in the early 1900's, by Lewis W. Hine tells the story of bread lines, immigration, sweat shops, poverty and more in a way that can't be described in words. Many of Hine's photographs became very well known though his name is little known. The author of the article states; "His pictures are etched in the conscience of the nation."
The magazine carries an index on the inside front and back covers that lists the many featured works--too long of a list to cover here but something for everyone seems to make the list. There is an intriguing human interest story that features American Artist Charles Rosen and some of his paintings. An interesting article on Alcoholism from a 1930's perspective is included along with other factual articles. There are also fictional short stories, satirical essays, and much more.
The magazine is in Good Condition, with the 176 pages intact. The issue has light wear at the edges with the bottom right corner of the cover showing the most. The very last page which is unnumbered and actually a mail in subscription order blank has a tear but could easily and legitimately be removed from the book. Two pages were folded down from the top (dog eared). See picture of page 144.
**A BRIEF HISTORY OF CORONET: Published monthly from November 1936 until 1971, this upscale magazine leaned towards an audience that enjoyed the Arts. The magazine had a very similar layout to the Reader's Digest that was founded in 1922 and is very similar in size but targeted the more educated and generally wealthier audience. Most, if not all, of the issues offered a "Gallery of Art & Photographs" that were from around the world and also offered human interest stories about the lives of different artists. Each publication included Short Stories, Poetry, Political and Economic Writings, bits of History, Medical Advice...well just about something for every adult or young adult reader.
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