(I could swear that woman’s gown grows more transparent the further south it reaches.) This cover for Startling Stories was painted by Earle Bergey for its January 1948 issue. It is special because the author of the story that it appears to illustrate is Hannes Bok (1914-1964). himself most famous as an artist with a remarkably distinctive style and creator of one of the most exquisite of all the tube girls (see right). There is also an interior illustration for the story by Lawrence Sterne Stevens (1884-1960).
This issue of Startling Stories is available to read and download at the Internet Archive.