Wednesday, November 27

10E2283: Norman Rockwell - Thanksgiving Day Blues

Everything planned? Anyone going off-menu and doing bellypork/crackling? Best wishes - James.

"Chef With Thanksgiving Menu, a Norman Rockwell painting, appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post published November 28, 1942...  An alternate title for the illustration is Thanksgiving Day Blues
This painting was Rockwell's seventh cover for The Post in 1942... This was also Rockwell's 211th cover illustration out of 322 Rockwell painted for the Post. Rockwell's career with the Post spanned 47 years, from his first cover illustration, Boy With Baby Carriage in 1916 to his last, Portrait of John F. Kennedy, in 1963. 
The location of the original oil on canvas painting is unknown.

Norman Rockwell gives us a humorous take on KP, or Kitchen Patrol, duty. We are not privy to whether or not this chef is a full time chef or just one of the kitchen staff. One things is certain. He had his work cut out for him. He has prepared a Thanksgiving Feast for 137 men, a whole brigade stationed at Fort Ethan Allen in Vermont."