To celebrate 80 years of our magazine’s publication and our organization’s work to improve the marketplace for consumers, we showcase here some of our most compelling covers.

Below are slideshows of issues from each decade—from 1936, when the magazine was called Consumers Union Reports, to September 2015. Click (or, if you're using a mobile device, swipe) through each slide and see how far we've all come—and still have yet to go—together. 

1930s

1940s

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s