This Week Magazine Vacation Guide 1949
This Week Magazine: Vacation Guide, 1949. No mention of illustrator. Lowell Hess, perhaps?
This is a wonderful cover to a rather dull magazine. It's one of those informational publications, with no ads - actually, it says that This Week is part of The Sunday Magazine, "issued jointly by 24 big city American newspapers."
Things to consider: I love the way that the artist sets the family apart from the background by creating a light source directed on them. See the cast shadow? Also, I love how there's a story being told with the dog interested in something off-camera left. Check out how each family member's pose moves from left to right as you go from dog, kid, mother, father: a nice triangle grouping. Genius!
Okay, I'll let you see it larger.