Sotheby's to auction Rockwell painting on 1944 election
A painting by Norman Rockwell that depicts the undecided voter sentiment during the 1944 presidential election - much like the 2016 race - will be the highlight of an auction of American art in New York. "Which One? (Undecided; Man in Voting Booth)" shows a man standing in a voting booth clutching a newspaper while pondering the choice between Democratic President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Republican Thomas E. Dewey. The painting comes from the estate of horse racing executive Ogden Mills Phipps, who acquired it in 1985. Sotheby's will offer it on Nov. 21 with a pre-sale estimate of $4 million to $6 million.Comment: We have at least two framed Rockwell prints in the house: Four Freedoms and Marriage License. The museum is worth a visit. Relative to the election less than a fortnight out, see Undecided Voters Face Grim Choice as Divisive Presidency Looms. Little did voters know, their choice for Franklin Delano Roosevelt brought Harry S. Truman to the Presidency.
Last photograph of Roosevelt, taken the day before his death (April 11, 1945)