This May 25, 1957 Post Cover succumbed to Rockwell's desire to caricature; "I call this my chinless picture," he said. He constructed the scene in his Main Street studio and then photographed models with fitting profiles.
As viewers "We are inside the store but not up at the counter - a part of the society but not part of the community-but the open picture plane still welcomes us...The clustered burst of white in the center of Rockwell's painting, created by the young woman's dress, the boy's jacket, and the soda jerk's hat and shirt, constitute our gardenia; we stand in the same relationship to that white blossom of tactile paint as the soda jerk does to the young woman's corsage." -Dave Hickey, from Norman Rockwell: Pictures for the American People, 1999
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