Wednesday, May 18, 2016
A ROCKWELL WEDNESDAY -- THE OPTOMETRIST (1956)
THE OPTOMETRIST (1956)
Inspired by Rockwell's personal memories of getting glasses, this illustration brilliantly captures the opposing forces of eager doctor and defiant patient. Norman was distressed about having to become a "four-eyes." After getting fitted with modern, moonlike glasses, Norman's buddies named him "Moonie" instead, which made him even more mad. The Optometrist was featured on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post on May 19, 1956.