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Winter Festival: A Celebration of Snow As Portrayed by Covers of The New Yorker

The-new-yorker-logo.jpgBefore it turns to slush, newly-fallen snow in New York brings a blanket of serenity even to the great metropolis.  And wintertime covers of The New Yorker perfectly capture the ineffable beauty of the season.  Here are a few dozen of my favorites (captions are mine) ...

 

New Yorker Jan 29 1927
Snowstorm Meets Roaring Twenties (Jan. 29, 1927)

 

S-liam-dunne-the-new-yorker-cover-january-16-1932
Snow Beautiful (Jan. 16, 1932)

 

Adolph-k-kronengold-the-new-yorker-cover-february-27-1937
Wintry Tableau (Feb. 27, 1937)

 

Edna-eicke-the-new-yorker-cover-february-2-1946
Little Siberia (Feb. 2, 1946)

 

Edna-eicke-the-new-yorker-cover-january-21-1950
The Excitement Builds (Jan. 21, 1950)

 

Perry-barlow-the-new-yorker-cover-january-20-1951
Eager Anticipation (Jan. 20, 1951)

 

William-steig-the-new-yorker-cover-january-7-1956
Sisyphus In Winter (Jan. 7, 1956)

 

Edna-eicke-the-new-yorker-cover-january-21-1956
Hibernation, Manhattan Style (Jan. 21, 1956)

 

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Manhattan on Ice (March 2, 1957)

 

Abe-birnbaum-the-new-yorker-cover-january-11-1958
Polar Express (Jan. 11, 1958)

 

 

Laura-jean-allen-the-new-yorker-cover-january-8-1966
Flight Delay (Jan 8, 1966)

 

Laura-jean-allen-the-new-yorker-cover-january-7-1967
Old Man Winter's Calling Card (Jan. 7, 1967)

 

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Veil of White (March 2, 1968)

 

Albert-hubbell-the-new-yorker-cover-january-4-1969
Mantle of White (Jan. 4, 1969)

 

Charles-e-martin-the-new-yorker-cover-january-22-1972
A Cold Winter's Night That Was So Deep (Jan. 22, 1979)

 

Charles-e-martin-the-new-yorker-cover-january-7-1974
In Winter's Grip (Jan. 7 1974)

 

Charles-saxon-the-new-yorker-cover-january-12-1976
Cozy Inside (Jan. 12, 1976)

 

James-stevenson-the-new-yorker-cover-february-7-1977
Travel Advisory (Feb. 7, 1977)

 

Charles-saxon-the-new-yorker-cover-january-29-1979
Snow Day (Jan. 29, 1979)

 

Charles-e-martin-the-new-yorker-cover-january-26-1981
Serenity (Jan. 26, 1981)

 

Lonni-sue-johnson-the-new-yorker-cover-december-13-1982
Rush in Slush (Dec. 13, 1982)

 

Eugene-mihaesco-the-new-yorker-cover-february-16-1987
Neither Sleet nor Snow ... (Feb. 16, 1987)

 

Kathy-osborn-the-new-yorker-cover-january-28-1991
Winter Gridlock (Jan. 28, 1991)

 

Eric-drooker-the-new-yorker-cover-march-6-1995
Cold Comfort (March 6, 1995)

 

Brian-stauffer-whiteout-the-new-yorker-cover-march-1-2010
Fashion Statement (March 1, 2010)

 

Christoph-niemann-one-small-step-at-a-time-the-new-yorker-cover-december-20-2010
Cold Reality (Dec. 20, 2010)

 

Jorge-colombo-sunlight-on-twenty-third-street-the-new-yorker-cover-january-23-2012
50 Shades of Gray (Jan. 23, 2012)

 

Otto-steininger-the-new-yorker-cover-march-10-2014
Double Duty (March 10, 2014)

 

 

New yorker - december 22 2014

 New yorker - flat iron building - march 9 2015

 

I've written a similar post about my favorite summertime 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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