Bring home history! Norman Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter received mass distribution on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post on Memorial Day, May 29, 1943. The illustration features a brawny woman taking her lunch break with a rivet gun on her lap, beneath her a copy of Hitler's manifesto, Mein Kampf and a lunch pail labled "Rosie". Rockwell based the pose to match Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling painting of the prophet Isaiah. An affordable piece of history that you can decorate your home or office.
The New-York Historical Society exhibition, Rockwell, Roosevelt, & the Four Freedoms is the inspiration for the NYHistory Store's merchandise. The traveling exhibition, which was organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, explores how Rockwells 1943 paintingsFreedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Fear, and Freedom from Wantgave visual voice to President Franklin D. Roosevelts call to the defense of freedom worldwide and took their place among the most enduring images in the history of American art. On view through September 2, 2018.