Woman’s Day magazine debuted in 1937 as a 2-cent in-house magazine for A&P grocery stores. The publication’s name was chosen via a nationwide contest, and two women split the $2500 prize for coming up with the winning name.
By the time A&P sold the brand in 1958, circulation was said to be 4,000,000 copies per issue. Although the company has changed hands several more times, you’ll still find Woman’s Day on newsstands across the country — and you can even get your own subscription.
Take a look back here at the magazine’s tagline-free covers during the year 1950, and marvel at how much magazine marketing, photography and graphic design have changed since then. Then take a look at a selection of covers from 1951-1959.
Woman’s Day magazine cover: January 1950
Two dogs graced the front of the magazine on the first issue of the fifties.
Woman’s Day magazine cover: February 1950
A little girl playing with goldfish in a fishbowl
Woman’s Day magazine cover: March 1950
A baby, set against a blue backdrop
Woman’s Day magazine cover: April 1950
A little boy holding some yellow chicks
Woman’s Day magazine cover: May 1950
Grandfather and his granddaughters at the ocean’s edge
Woman’s Day magazine cover: June 1950
Mom and her baby daughter, both dressed in pink
Woman’s Day magazine cover: August 1950
Three kids in a redwood forest
Woman’s Day magazine cover: September 1950
Woman’s Day magazine cover: November 1950
A little girl, wearing a red dress, sitting on a wooden stool