Esquire Magazine: The World War II Years opens at Wright Museum

The exhibit, created by John Frank and curated by Wright Museum, features more than 60 covers, cartoons, ads and photographs with subject areas ranging from culture and jazz to fashion and women. 

Founded in 1933, Esquire evolved from a men’s magazine into a general-audience publication during the WWII era.

“It began to concentrate on aspects of American style and culture that served as a respite from the media’s constant and unsettling war coverage,” said Wright Museum Executive Director Mike Culver. “This is an intriguing exhibit and should appeal to a wide audience.”

Esquire Magazine: The World War II Years follows the successful run of “Righting a Wrong: The Japanese America and WWII,” which ended July 7. Created by the Smithsonian, the exhibit was sponsored by The Montrone Family with additional support by Northeast Delta Dental.

“Our exhibits often focus on the homefront, which is what makes the Wright Museum unique among WWII museums,” added Culver. “The homefront is often an overlooked aspect of WWII or any war for that matter.”

The exhibit, Esquire Magazine: The World War II Years, will run until September 8.

The region’s leading resource for educators and learners of all ages on World War II, Wright Museum features more than 14,000 items in its collection that are representative of both the home front and battle field.   

Wright Museum is open daily through Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays.