John Van Eaton was a Boy Scout back in 1927 and received Boys’ Life, the Boy Scout’s magazine. You could get one for 20 cents or a annual subscription for $2.00.
The magazine has legs. It’s still published today, although it looks a little different. And it includes a interactive website, that would have been unimaginable in 1927 — the year the first talking pictures came out.
If you’d like to see some of the past covers, click HERE.
Images courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.
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4 responses to “Boy’s Life Magazine – 1927”
That is a very cool website and all the old magazines are really great. The magazine cover artwork during the 30’s and 40’s looks like it could have been some of Norman Rockwells work.
I thought the same thing – Norman Rockwell had a big effect back then when it came to illustration style.
You’re right. Norman Rockwell got his start at Boys’ Life, and he illustrated dozens of covers for the magazine. You can see a collection of his covers at this link: http://bit.ly/wmNfMj
Thanks for posting the cool images.
That’s amazing! Thank you so much for posting!