Over the years, cartoonist Peter Arno had quite a run with his New Yorker magazine covers welcoming in the New Year with humor. The 1940 cover was published in January and is probably not, strictly speaking, a New Year's cover, although I like to think it is.
|Peter Arno, The New Yorker, December 28, 1929|
Image added January 1, 2014
|Peter Arno, The New Yorker, January 1, 1944|
|Peter Arno, The New Yorker, December 29, 1951|
January 1, 2014 Update: The original artwork for the 1951 monk cover is in the collection of Harry's Bar, located in the Mayfair district of London. It can be seen at the lower left of the photograph.
Note: My previous seasonal post on Peter Arno can be found here.