It’s not hard to understand why illustrator Coby Whitmore was a bit of a celebrity in the 1950’s. He had an amazing gift for capturing a woman’s essence as you can see by this 1951 illustration for McCalls magazine. The illustration of the man in the background is equally as striking.
This illustration accompanied a 9 page short story titled “The Breaking Point” written by Josephine Bentham. Mid-century women’s magazines generally published 2-3 short stories per issue. Most featured full color illustrations as they provided a bit of quick entertainment for the hardworking homemakers of the era.
Illustration appeared in the August 1951 issue of McCalls Magazine.