This week's The Saturday Evening Post cover featured by the John Philip Falter Museum in downtown Falls City, Nebraska.
"Last Day of School"
The Rotary Club of Falls City
It doesn't surprise us much to find an artist with his head in the clouds--we've always understood they
kept their ears swathed in the fleecy stuff--but we were startled when John Falter admitted that this
week's Last Day of School cover was painted from a nonexistent helicopter, 300 feet above the earth.
For the moment, Falter's helicopter is a nebulous as a rabbit named Harvey, although it is one of his
pet postwar dreams. To obtain this view of the grammar school in Blooming Glen, Pennsylvania, sans helicopter, Falter's imagination boosted him the necessary 300 feet. This same imagination made
some other changes in the name of art. Falter found it necessary to delete three city blocks, shift a grave-yard and omit the school playground altogether.
June 9, 1945