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Just for the ladies: Woman’s Day magazine covers from 1950

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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.

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Woman’s Day magazine cover: February 1950

A little girl playing with goldfish in a fishbowl

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Woman’s Day magazine cover: March 1950

A baby, set against a blue backdrop

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Woman’s Day magazine cover: April 1950

A  little boy holding some yellow chicks

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Woman’s Day magazine cover: May 1950

Grandfather and his granddaughters at the ocean’s edge

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Woman’s Day magazine cover: June 1950

Mom and her baby daughter, both dressed in pink

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Woman’s Day magazine cover: August 1950

Three kids in a redwood forest

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Woman’s Day magazine cover: September 1950

Two puppies

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Woman’s Day magazine cover: November 1950

A little girl, wearing a red dress, sitting on a wooden stool

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Woman’s Day magazine cover: December 1950

A church choir at Christmas

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One Response

  1. As a child my Grandpa would subscribe a magazine called “This Day”. A monthly magazine on the order of Ideals.

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