As such, it's covers featured many of America's leading illustrators, though not the Post's star Norman Rockwell. Below is a sampling of Collier's covers I assembled, each by a different established illustrator.
The United States' "Great White Fleet" was on its around-the-world cruise in 1907 where Japan was to be one of its stopping points, hence the Japanese naval ensign as backdrop. Hostility was building between the countries, but the fleet's reception in Japan was cordial. A curiosity is the 7 December issue date, given that Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy exactly 34 years later.
Reuterdahl is noted for his portrayal of ships. Here he depicts sailors, presumably on their return from the world cruise.
Sarah Stilwell Weber
In the late spring of 1939, King George VI of Britain and Queen Elizabeth toured the United States and Canada.
Collier's published a multi-issue study of space travel in the early 1950s.