I had the good fortune to catch a Norman Rockwell exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis several years ago. Regrettably, like most of my hundreds of thousands of DSLR shots from those years, I don’t think I still have any photos of it.

Anyway, this long piece on Rockwell’s transformation from Americana nostalgia to social activism caught my eye this evening. Worth a read.

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Somehow I had never noticed the slur on the wall in The Problem We All Live With.

Illustration for article titled The Problem We All Live With

The reactions to that issue of Look are, sadly, not terribly dissimilar from some of today’s angrier voices.

And I was wholly unaware of Murder in Mississippi, which the article discusses at length but doesn’t include, I suspect due to copyright.

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Illustration for article titled The Problem We All Live With

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Rockwell exhibit at the Children’s Museum didn’t have that one.

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