April Phools

Posted inThe Daily Heller

What’s Wrong With This Picture? (“April Fool: Fishing,” Norman Rockwell. 1945. Cover illustration for “The Saturday Evening Post,” March 31, 1945. Norman Rockwell Museum Digital Collections. ©1945 SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN.) Celebrate a happy April 1st (hard to believe) with this exceptional example of the “what’s wrong with this picture” genre from our friends at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass. They write:

Norman Rockwell was known for his classic April Fools covers for The Saturday Evening Post. Find all 51 of Rockwell’s jokes in this 1945 cover, and win two complimentary tickets to the Museum and a copy of the print. Check back here during the month of April for a new list of correct answers revealed each week, and email your answers to foolsgold@nrm.org by 5 p.m. on April 30, to be entered to win the prize. A winner will be selected from all complete and correct entries by May 1st, and notified by email. Happy Hunting!

Check out my Print magazine interview with Norman Rockwell curator Stephanie Plunkett (and other Print magazine “Dialogues”) here.