* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: Rockwell's later, more political illustrations dealing with race relations. Especially ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The-problem-we-all-live-with-norman-rockwell.jpg The Problem We All Live With]].''
** His ''Four Freedoms'' series, two mentioned above.
** ''Outside The Principal's Office'' aka "The Shiner". Yes, the girl has a black eye. Yes, she's in big trouble waiting in front of the principal's office. And Yes, she is grinning from ear to ear knowing full well that whatever happened was ''totally worth it''.
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: "The Problem We All Live With".
* TearJerker: "Breaking Home Ties".
* VindicatedByHistory: Art critics during his career dismissed his work as "banal" and considered him a mere "illustrator" (which Rockwell didn't mind, or even disagree with). It wasn't until the 1970s during his late career when critics re-appraised his artwork and realized the emotional impact his works had.
** Rockwell first painted ''Four Freedoms'' for the U.S. Government, at the start of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, to use as propaganda posters, but none of the agencies he approached wanted them. By 1943 he allowed the ''Post'' to reprint them... and the fan response was overwhelming to where the government came back asking to use them for a War Bonds promotional tour. That tour ended up making $160 million for the War Effort. The four paintings - especially ''Freedom From Want'' - are among the most famous American works of art in the world.