Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Norman Rockwell's Thanksgiving

If you ever want a taste of what Thanksgiving was like in the past, all you have to do is browse through some editions of the Saturday Evening Post magazine, with Norman Rockwell's famous posters, displayed as a front cover. So as we prepare for this special feast tomorrow, I share with you some of the classic posters painted by this great American painter. My all-time favorite is the one with an old lady in a Restaurant, accompanied by her grandson as she bows her head in prayer. Two young men are intrigued by her simple, humble gesture, and the message is pretty straight forward. .....thank the Lord for any morsel of food, and count your blessings!
Thanksgiving poster from 1932
The other posters speak for themselves, including a funny one with the contrast of a pilgrim with a 1920s football player. A Blessed Thanksgiving to all visitors of this blog, now counting 300 daily hits.

Thanksgiving poster from 1928
Poster entitled "Freedom from Want" by Norman Rockwell

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