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June 2014

Summertime in New York as Portrayed by Covers of The New Yorker

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Covers of The New Yorker not only capture the personality of the residents of New York but also the beauty and humor of the various seasons there.  This post looks at my favorite covers that celebrate summertime in the City, either through humor, childhood memories or the depiction of leisurely stay-vacations in the area. 

 

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Sweet Relief (June 6, 1959)

 

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By the Sea, By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea (July 29, 1961)

 

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Congestion on the Hudson (June 1, 1963)

 

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At the Shore (Aug. 5, 1967)

 

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Greeting Their Master (Aug. 24, 1968)

 

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Baking (Aug. 15, 1970)

 

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Above the Fray (Sept. 2, 1972)

 

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El Sol (June 10, 1972)

 

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Manhattan High (Aug. 13, 1973)

 

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Far From the Madding Crowd (Aug. 23, 1976)

 

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Not a Care in the World (Aug. 11, 1977)

 

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Hazy, Hot & Humid (Aug. 16,1982 )

 

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Perfect Summer Day (July 19, 1982)

 

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Life's A Beach (Aug. 20, 1984)

 

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Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer (July 21, 1986)

 

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UV Protection (Aug. 24, 1987)

 

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Summer in the City (June 12, 1995)

 

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King Kong & the Super Soaker (Aug. 1, 2005)

 

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Not All Therapists Take August Off (Aug. 7, 2006)

 

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Hot Fun in the Summertime (July 23, 2007)

 

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I've written a similar post about my favorite wintertime covers.  Large reproductions of these covers, as well as every New Yorker cover (nearly 5,000), are available for purchase on Conde Nast's website.  (And small versions are sold by street vendors throughout midtown Manhattan.)

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