Country Fair, September 1951, Macdonald Hastings, 1951

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Country Fair, September 1951, Macdonald Hastings, 1951. Cover design by John Hanna
Country Fair, September 1951, Macdonald Hastings, 1951. Cover design by John Hanna
Country Fair magazines early issues featuring illustrated covers by Austrian born commercial artist John Hanna.
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