norman rockwell

Vintage Orange Crush Soda Bottles Take a Ribbing

I grew up drinking Orange Crush and hearing my mom tell stories of how it used to come in brown bottles, supposedly to protect the flavor. But by the time I was a kid, those days were long gone, and Crush’s bottles were clear. I was also aware that Orange Crush was made in...

Anatomy of a Cover

The Saturday Evening Post hosted Norman Rockwell for dozens of years. It was also the primary “gallery” for other renown illustrators, including Stevan Dohanos, whose cover is under scrutiny today. Most of the Post covers were elaborate gags about aspects of the middle-class way of life. This one is something of a political statement...

What's More 4th of July Than . . .

. . . Norman Rockwell. And if you’re in Stockbridge, Mass., tomorrow at 2:30 at the Norman Rockwell Museum you can meet one his real life models. Claire Williams met Norman Rockwell during a sketch class taught by fellow Stockbridge neighbor Peggy Best in the late 1950s. Ms. Williams was a model for the...