Saturday Evening Post cover, Oct 04, 1941.
Norman Rockwell's first Willie Gillis cover for the Saturday Evening Post, the all American every-man soldier would make eleven appearances on Post covers from 1941 to 1956. The young model, Robert Buck, had a face that could reveal everything at a glance making him an ideal subject for Rockwell.
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 Rockwell’s 1943 paintings—Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Fear, and Freedom from Want—gave visual voice to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 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.