153 – Freedom from Fear

153 – Freedom from Fear

Norman Rockwell
c. 1943
Illustration for the Saturday Evening Post (March 13, 1943)
Oil on canvas

Cultural Connections

In Freedom from Fear , the viewer can read the headline of the Bennington Banner which probably accompanied an article retelling the German bombing raids on Great Britian.

On February 10, 1943, forty-one people died when Germany bombed Reading, England.

On February 10, 1943, forty-one people died when Germany bombed Reading, England.

Destruction from German bombing, London, c. 1940

Destruction from German bombing, London, c. 1940

Children made homeless by the Blitz, East End of London, c. 1940

Children made homeless by the Blitz, East End of London, c. 1940