It's been said that people bought the Post for the cartoons and the covers. The magazine is probably best remembered for its nostalgic covers by Norman Rockwell and Steven Dohanos. They painted life as it was, and as we like to think it was. They captured our daydreams.
1930s 1940s 1950s
KEEP 'EM FLYING
The 1930s were transitional years on the farm. Horses were on their way out. Tractors were on their way in. Most farmers with a new tractor kept a couple of draft horses around, just in case. People today wax nostalgic over the old tractors. For many, their nostalgia reaches all the way back to the horses.
Names like Farmall, Massey-Harris and Oliver are with us no more. But names like Clydesdale, Percheron and Shire are still alive and kicking.