Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Rockwellian Thanksgiving



Chef with Thanksgiving Menu  (1942)





          Saying Grace  (1951)


     Mother and Son Peeling Potatoes  (1945)






















          Ye Glutton   (1923)











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10 comments:

DJan said...

These are simply wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing them; I've looked and looked at them. I especially love Saying Grace... oh, I love them ALL.

Brian Miller said...

smiles. the first and last are my favs...saw a bunch of these last night as i was looking for pics...

have a lovely thanksgiving!

The Silver Fox said...

Always liked "Mother and Son Peeling Potatoes." You know the son had his fill of the same duty in the army, but with the changed setting, he's smiling. Classic.

Somewhere out there, you also know there's gotta be a Rockwell rendition of The Last Supper, where all the apostles are smiling as the turkey is brought to the table!

Grandmother said...

Two of these i hadn't yet seen. Thanks. His art was so much a part of my youth.

Baino said...

So quintessentially American aren't they. Lovely. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, I wish we had something similar here. I guess Christmas is much like it.

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Betsy said...

Love Rockwell. :)

Happy Thanksgiving to you! I hope you've had a restful, wonderful day!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Ahhh... the Rockwellian Thanksgiving... LOL! Had that on my mind yesterday myself. Wishing you and your men a joyous holiday! blessings ~ tanna

bill lisleman said...

thanksgiving memories in these pics. I really don't mind peeling potatoes. I'm not too fast but can peel well.

Bunched Undies said...

Wonderful stuff. Rockwell used the refined technique of the Dutch masters to convey the rustic innocence of Americana. Really quite a genius in his own way.