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From Cosmopolitan magazine for February 1952.
This is just the top of a full-page illustration.
Al Parker was famous for his Journal covers. This was a promotional piece, hence the note to advertisers in the lower left part of the illo.
Just the top of the illustration. My scanner isn't big enough for these pages and stitching doesn't much help.
Parker's talent speaks for itself. You don't need me to explain how good these are.
This is a painting, in my opinion. Al Parker transcended illustration for magazines.
Stay tuned for more from the fabulous fifties.