Norman Rockwell painted a picture in honor of the 1951 mega FLOOD that devastated a large part of our city.
Mr. Hall of Hallmark Cards (their headquarters are in Kansas City) was a friend of Mr. Rockwell and commissioned him to do the painting. It is titled "KC Spirit", the original hangs in the Hallmark Visitors Center.
Rockwell's lone figure is sat against our skyline and faces his fate with an upturned chin and rolled up sleeves.
My husbands childhood home was taken in this flood. He remembers standing on their roof at age 7 and waiting for a family member with a pickup truck to come and rescue him, his Mom and 3 other children. His Mom salvaged a few items but all of the family photos went down the river.
I found this book for my husband several years ago to have in our library.
While researching some of the facts of the flood I found that Thomas Hart Benton also painted a painting in honor of the flood.
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