As a former Gulf Coast resident I’ve certainly never seen anything like this uncredited image. I’m guessing they thought this female character would be a better hook than the “respectable spinster” or the “frightened virgin.”One by Virgil Finlay.
Another Finlay, for a part of what would become The Blind Spot. Serializing novels in SF magazines used to be the norm.Another uncredited cover.And I’ll wrap up with a Richard Powers.#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holders.