Tuesday, March 22, 2016
A ROCKWELL TUESDAY -- THE MARRIAGE LICENSE (1955)
THE MARRIAGE LICENSE (1955)
To this day, this illustration is the most popular with couples ready to profess their love. The young couple was actually engaged at the time of the posing and were married soon after. The clerk was a local business owner who had recently lost his wife. Rockwell asked him to pose for this illustration as a way to give him something else to think about. The scene masterfully captures the contrast between the young couple just beginning life together and the aging clerk who has seen it all.