This famous cover appeared on newsstands less than three weeks after the war in Europe came to a close. In fact, few GIs were returning home just yet, but this cover wonderfully caught the mood of the time. Once again, as was the case with most of Rockwell's later covers, the scene gains much from the fully realized setting. Here, Rockwell used nearby Troy New York for his inspiration.
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