1940 Liberty Magazine Cover

1940 LIBERTY MAGAZINE COVER
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17116
Building: 
Current Location: 
Central-Women's Restroom
Floor: 
1st
Object Description
Artist Dates: 
1908-1980
Artist Nationality: 
American
Accession Date: 
2009
Object Type: 
Details: 
A reproduction of the September 7th, 1940 Liberty magazine cover.
Framed: 
Yes
Length: 
33 inches
Width: 
1 inch
Height: 
43 inches
Description: 

This reproduction of the September 7th, 1940 Liberty Magazine cover was an ode to Kansas City's booming economy. The Liberty Magazine was a general interest magazine published between 1924 to the end of 1950 and covered stories about politicians, celebrities, authors, and artists. The content provided insight into popular culture and politics. As the poster notes, major changes in Kansas City were afoot with a political "clean-up". In the background of the poster is the old Municipal Stadium located at Brooklyn Avenue and East 22nd Street where the minor league Kansas City Blues played. The iconic overhangs tower above a packed stadium. In the central foreground, a larger-than-life woman dressed in a baseball uniform applies lipstick before stepping up to the plate to bat.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes