Boy with Baby Carriage by Norman Rockwell in the year 1916. This is one of many covers where Rockwell used children to address a wide-spread masculine anxiety frequently discussed in the national press. Many in the middle-class feared a general effeminization of American life and culture. The anxiety was prompted by a series of social, cultural, and economic shifts that challenged traditional masculine authority. The closing of the frontier, the women’s movement, and the growth of urban, corporate life, for example, were perceived as threats to patriarchal power."