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Traveling Back in Time

Traveling Back in Time For five decades, from 1916 to 1963, Norman Rockwell’s paintings appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post weekly magaine. His artwork captured a sentimentalized view of American family life. (I should qualify that by saying “white families.” His editor didn’t allow him to depict Black people except in servile roles.) Recently, I was reminded of the old-time appeal of his paintings on a Sunday excursion to a local park. The day was filled with simple pleasures: a walk with friends, a few games in the park, a casual visit with neighbors, a few introductions

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