From what I can tell from the available samples of work on the internet, George Garland was the heavy hitter of the bunch. Like Lorain's Stevan Dohanos, he contributed excellent covers and illustrations for the Saturday Evening Post. Here's a sample of Garland's art from the July 16, 1949 issue.
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Here's one of Garland's from the very first story in the book. (If you look just below the mother's dress, you can see part of his signature that managed to sneak into the live area of the page.)
I almost forgot to mention that Alan Hopewell isn't the only one who remembered the names of the children in the book! (By the way, Alan's got a nice post about Lorain's Boone Elementary: check it out here.)
I brought On Cherry Street to work last week and our Sally, our Human Resources manager saw it, and said,"Hey, isn't that book all about Tom, Betty and Sally?" I was dumbfounded until she reminded me that her husband's name is Tom, and she remembered the book because both of their names are in it as main characters.
Here I thought I was doing well just remembering the title and the organ grinder!