November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Marc Comtois

For many years, the Saturday Evening Post captured the pulse of America, particularly its cover art. In 1943, Norman Rockwell provided one of the iconic images of Thanksgiving with this cover.

"Freedom From Want" ~ Norman Rockwell

Ironically, the cover appeared in March, not November, and, as its title illustrates, was in reference to one of President Franklin Roosevelt's 4 Freedoms.

Fifteen years earlier, in 1938, J.C. Leyendecker portrayed what, to many modern Americans, Thanksgiving is really all about.

"After Turkey Nap" ~ J.C. Leyendecker

Yet, it was Rockwell's cover of 1945 that speaks to contemporary times as much as when it was first published.

"Home for Thanksgiving" ~ Norman Rockwell

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our readers, to all of your family and friends and to all of our men and women in uniform.