Norman Rockwell Saved from Drowning #31

Walking to Church (1953)


marietta said...

It is so funny to see,brother and sister walked the same style like mom and dad,like it so much,thanks.

justjack said...

The more I look at this picture, the more I see. The street looks like Hopper, only without the low-angle sunlight. And the family creates a triangle like something in a Benjamin West composition.

I like how mom and sis have their hats perched on the front of their heads, all determination and resolve.

I like how dad and the boys have their lids perched back on their heads, all mellow.

The entire scene feels like Philadelphia. If that's so, then the church steeple and gable in the background could have been designed by Frank Furness.

Building on the right: are those tv aerials? in 1953?

Christopher said...

..while everyone else is sleeping off the sins of the night before..