JCK magazine started an impressive run of beautiful covers in the 1930s and 1940s, and that trend continued through the first half of the 1950s. The cover of the November 1955 issue of JCK featured in this collection is a sign of things to come for the rest of the decade and the 1960s. Our covers get…um…well…different.
Some fun facts about the five-year time span of this JCK cover collection:
- In 1951, I Love Lucy debuted on CBS.
- In 1952, Sam Phillips opened Sun Records in Memphis, Tenn. A guy by the name of Elvis recorded some albums there.
- In 1953, Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected President of the United States.
- In 1954, Ernest Hemingway wins the Nobel Prize in Literature.
- In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white man in Montgomery, Ala. Earlier that year, the Brooklyn Dodgers beat the New York Yankees in the World Series. It was the first and last championship the Dodgers would win in Brooklyn.
JCK February 1951
JCK March 1951
JCK April 1951
JCK September 1951
JCK May 1952
JCK November 1952
JCK December 1953
JCK March 1954
JCK August 1954
JCK November 1955
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