A letter from Rockwell's second wife Mary to the school their son Tommy attends providing an explanation for his absence from school. Note the Norman Rockwell doodle in the top left corner. Rockwell often wrote letters for Mary and this may have been one.
The Boy Scout shirt and kerchief worn by the scout as he modeled for Rockwell for two paintings - "Our Heritage" and "Friend in Need".
In 1969 Norman Rockwell painted the cover of the album, The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper, two rock and blues stars. Bloomfield was later inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rockwell was quoted as saying it was one of the most interesting photo and painting experiences of his career.
Norman Rockwell painted Ronald Reagan's portrait in 1968. At the time Reagan was Governor of California. From the White House 14 years later President Reagan shared his personal memory of the meeting.
The President states that Rockwell wanted to get to know him better so they talked throughout the sketch and photo session. As Reagan recounted, "it was one of the most "in depth" interviews I have e
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