In July of 1942, with America newly engaged in the second World War, over 500 magazines had one thing in common. They all featured an American flag on the cover and the words “United we stand.” These magazines may have had different publishers and different audiences but, for that month, their covers all carried the same message: America stands united against its enemies. Could we do something like that today? I don’t know.
In honor of that moment in time and in hope that America will someday against be willing to stand united, here are a few of those patriotic covers from July of 1942. The artist is credited where known.