Norman Rockwell Saved from Drowning #15


New Kids in the Neighborhood (1967)

4 comments:

Bob Probst said...

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.

Fred said...

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.

Chris Oliver said...

Even the dog is a little taken aback. That's a nice touch.

Geoffrey Perrin. said...

I think this is a significant work. Humanist, political, brave, also a knowing test of his readership.