Cover of the Saturday Evening Post, November 22, 1941
Richard C. Miller (American, 1912–2010)
Image: 34.9 x 27.5 cm (13 3/4 x 10 13/16 in.)
Frame: 55.9 x 40.6 cm (22 x 16 in.)
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Collection of the Miller Family Trust
Not on view
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.