Norman Rockwell Saved from Drowning #35

Mine America's Coal (Portrait of a Coal Miner) (1943)


Brent McKee said...

As always with Rockwell it is that tiny details that make it feel right. In this case it's the pin that the miner is wearing on his overalls with the two blue stars. It's a replica of a service flag indicating that he has two sons in the military.

shrineodreams said...

This is also a comment on the unpopular Mine Strike of 1943. Rockwell is saying it ain't the miners, it's the union. More specifically the hated UMW boss John L. Lewis.