Saturday, 12 March 2016

Some beautiful covers for The Elks magazine by Paul Stahr

The prolific Paul Stahr, who had a monopoly on Argosy covers between 1924-1934, did these beautiful covers for The Elks magazine. Tell me your favorites with a comment.

My choices: January 1925 and September 1924.

Cover by Paul Stahr for the Elks magazine 1923 October
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1923 October

Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1924 July
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1924 July

Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1924 September
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1924 September

Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1924 November
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1924 November



Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1925 January
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1925 January
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1925 March
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1925 March

Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1925 June
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1925 June


Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1925 October
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1925 October

Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1926 December
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1926 December

The original paintings for the next two covers have survived.

Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1927 July
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1927 July

Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1928 February
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1928 February
 
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1928 October
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1928 October


Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1929 January
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1929 January

Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1932 May
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1932 May

Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1934 January
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1934 January

Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1934 May
Cover by Paul Stahr for The Elks magazine 1934 May

6 comments:

  1. These paintings impress me more than Paul Stahr's usual work for ARGOSY. I like the January 1929 musical cover.

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    1. I looked at that, and wondered how on earth they managed to carry that cello around in winter.

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  2. Some very nice art. I wonder what the legal status of the work is.

    As a retired Missouri National Guardsman, my preference is for the Minuteman cover at the top of the stack.

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    1. For me it was a tossup between the Minuteman cover and the revolutionary war soldier cover from January 1925. The soldier won because of his weary expression, which I felt was more realistic.

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  3. The November 1924 cover, with the couple in prayer at the table. However, all the covers are beautiful, and I would have collected merely for the great art.

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    1. Happy you liked them. There are some more coming in the next few weeks from a couple of well-known artists, so keep coming back to check.

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