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[Thanksgiving Table]

Richard C. Miller (American, 1912–2010)

Date:
1941
Medium:
Carbro print
Dimensions:
Image: 40 x 33 cm (15 3/4 x 13 in.) Frame: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Description

    For this Thanksgiving-themed cover of the Saturday Evening Post, Miller, a freelance commercial photographer in Los Angeles, began by photographing his two-year-old daughter seated at a table, her hands folded in prayer. Each additional element, including the turkey, cranberry sauce, milk, and candlestick, was photographed separately and transferred to the original image to produce a flawless photographic equivalent of a Norman Rockwell holiday scene.

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