Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m on a self-imposed posting holiday until Friday. I will be spending time with family and friends.

The painting I’ve presented here is by Norman Rockwell and was inspired along with three other paintings by Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedom’s speech.

The four paintings (you can see them here) were published in the Saturday Evening Post on February 20th, February 27th, March 6th, and March 13th in 1943.

The paintings raised over $130,000,000 in war bond sales when they toured around the country by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

If you are looking for Thanksgiving reading here are the titles of some of my former postings:

13 Thanksgiving Myths

What's All the Hubbub, Bub? All I Want Is Turkey, Family, and a Little Football

Squanto: A Coincidental Life, Part 1

Squanto: A Coincidental Life, Part 2


Shannon said...

Happy Thanksgiving.

Ms. George said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I love Rockwell. My Bitter Half and I have 'Signing the marriage liscence' above our fireplace. We visited his museum in Stockbridge on our honeymoon and got some great prints.

CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

I trust your Thanksgiving was warm and wonder-filled.