As I’ve done every New Year’s Eve for the past 15 years, I’ll wish all Lines and Colors readers a Happy New Year with another of J.C. Leyendecker’s terrific New Year’s Baby covers for the Saturday Evening Post.
Equipped with a pickaxe and shiny lunchpail, our 1921 Leyendecker baby seems ready to get to work in the new year. Let’s hope that’s the case for the rest of us in 2021.
This is the image on the Saturday Evening Post website. There is a larger one here, from this post on Mr. Magazine.
See my 2006 post for background on the origin of the Leyendecker New Years baby covers for the Saturday Evening Post.
No matter what else happens, I wish you all a new year filled with beautiful, inspiring art!
Large image on Mr. Magazine
New Year's Babies on Saturday Evening Post
J.C. Leyendecker on Cover Browser
My previous Leyendecker Baby New Year posts:
Happy Leyendecker Baby New Year 2020!
Happy Leyendecker Baby New Year 2019!
Happy Leyendecker Baby New Year 2018!
Happy Leyendecker Baby New Year 2017
Happy Leyendecker baby New Year 2016
Happy Leyendecker Baby New Year 2015
Happy Leyendecker Baby New Year 2014
Happy Leyendecker Baby New Year 2013
Happy Leyendecker Baby New Year 2012
Happy Leyendecker Baby New Year 2011
Happy Leyendecker Baby New Year 2010
Happy Leyendecker Baby New Year 2009
Happy Leyendecker Baby New Year 2008
Happy Leyendecker Baby New Year 2007
Happy Leyendecker Baby New Year (2006)
My other previous J.C. Leyendecker posts:
Beleaguered Leyendecker Santa
Eye Candy for Today: Leyendecker turkey SEP cover
Eye Candy for Today: J.C. Leyendecker Pilgrim and Football Player illustration
Another wonderful Leyendecker Santa Claus
Eye Candy: JC Leyendecker illustration for Arrow Shirt advertisement
More J.C. Leyendecker from Leif Peng and Roger Reed
Even more Leyendecker wonderfulness, in high resolution no less
J.C. Leyendecker on Illustration Art
The Haggin Museum Leyendecker Collection
J.C. Leyendecker; America's "Other" Illustrator
More Leyendecker and other great stuff
A little Bit of Leyendecker Greatness
Illustrators' Visions of Santa Claus
7 Replies to “Happy Leyendecker Baby New Year 2021!”
Thank you for all of the years of wonderful, insightful, thoughtful posts. I’ve gotten to used to instagram this past year. Instagram serves incredible appetizers but you have been serving complete and satisfying meals. I was glad to see your posts on Instagram that reminded me of your blog. Visiting here more often is one of my healthy New Year’s resolutions!
A fresh new start on some black lung disease. With luck the pickaxe doesn’t mean he’s going down the mines.
Thanks, Tim. I try to encourage folks to pull their attention out of social media to indulge in some more extensive info & images when I can. Glad you’re enjoying the “meals”! I’m going to try to update more often this year than I could last year.
Thanks, tudza. Someone pointed out that this marked the end of a mining strike.
What will you do when you run out of Leyendecker New Year’s covers?
I wish you a very good year, and I thank you for your work of making this great blog for 15 years. it’s always a joy to come here see all this beautiful artworks.
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