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I get the sense Norman was just phoning it in on this one. Lack of shadows makes me wonder whether these kids are vampires.Baseball gloves are a nice touch though.
Considering this was 1967, I give Rockwell some props for what was a very daring image for its time. They're just kids, but the grown-ups won't let them cross that small patch of driveway between them to play a ballgame or introduce the dog to the cat. Sadly, the next image would probably be the white kids' folks packing up and moving out.
Even the dog is a little taken aback. That's a nice touch.
I think this is a significant work. Humanist, political, brave, also a knowing test of his readership.
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