But I think socially conscious historians are recognizing a need to tell these stories that can really matter to the LGBTQ community and society as a whole. Leyendecker collector, has been quoted as saying: Twitter Facebook. Retrieved September 9, Without question, Leyendecker excelled at depicting male homosocial spaces locker rooms, clubhouses, tailoring shops and extraordinarily handsome young men in curious poses or exchanging glances. Among the most prominent were posters for the United States Department of Warin which Leyendecker depicted commanding officers of the armed forces encouraging the purchases of bonds to support the nation's efforts in World War II.
Leyendecker, The American Illustrators Gallery wrote:
As the premier cover illustrator for the enormously popular Saturday Evening Post for much of the first half of the 20th century, Leyendecker's work both reflected and helped mold many of the visual aspects of the era's culture in America. Ultimately he would produce covers for the magazine, introducing many iconic visual images and traditions including the New Year's Baby, the pudgy red-garbed rendition of Santa Clausflowers for Mother's Dayand firecrackers on the 4th of July. Retrieved October 11, Like Loading
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