Artwork of the Day: Crime Busters (Artist Unknown)

Artist Unknown

This is from 1938. Crime Busters was a pulp magazine that featured stories about several different recurring characters. It lasted for two years before it was renamed Street & Smith Mystery Magazine. Like a lot of pulp magazines, Street & Smith Mystery Magazine eventually fell victim to the World War II paper shortage. While Americas were fighting overseas, the resources for printing up salacious magazines were often hard to come by.

I don’t know who did this cover but I do like that the photo is apparently illustrating a story called The Hand of Glory.

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