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Winner Announced: Vote for Your Favorite Rockwell

Published: March 15, 2016

Thanks for playing Rockwell March! The U.S. saw Norman Rockwell’s art on The Saturday Evening Post cover for the first time on May 20, 1916 — almost 100 years ago. To celebrate the upcoming anniversary, we shared 32 of his iconic illustrations on our Rockwell bracket — and asked you to vote for your favorite.

We gathered votes from Facebook, Pinterest, and our website. It was a tough, five-week-long battle, and in the end, Rockwell’s Freedom from Want came out on top! To see the winner close up, just click on the bracket below or scroll down to view each Rockwell contender individually.

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  • WHAT WAS THE WINNERS NAME AND WHAT DID THEY SAY ??

  • sandy

    Both are wonderful, but #9.

  • Walter Swearingen

    #9 is iconic, my favorite

  • j.j.r.

    #9

  • Shari Lee

    #9, it`s a classic

  • Karen

    26

  • Judy

    #9

  • barbara balint

    #26

  • John Andrychowicz

    No. 26

  • Janice

    26!!!

  • #26! It’s just a picture of the way things were “back in the day”, that has always appealed to me—since it first appeared on the cover and in reprints thru the years.

  • Becky Ragsdale

    Still number 9.

  • JON LUSKIN

    #26

  • This one reminds me of Thanksgiving’s of long ago when the whole family got together for a wonderful dinner.

  • Nancy Lee Alger

    #26

  • Peggy W

    #26

  • Judith Barker

    26

  • Theodore Wallace

    #29

  • Richard W. Houselog

    #26

  • Steve Davis

    #26

  • Barbara Guiliams

    Number 9

  • beatrice

    9

  • Barbara Guiliams

    #9

  • Robin Wallace

    Number 26 please!!!!

  • Pamela J Vogel

    9

  • Butch, DS, TX

    I vote for #9. While I am very thankful for, and a very strong proponent and supporter of, our local police/sheriff officers (along with other first and second responders) represented very exquisitely by Rockwell’s #29, I vote for #9… Thanks Giving!

    *We THANKS GIVE to God for the rights He gave us!
    *We THANKS GIVE to our uniformed forces who protect those rights for us from those people/forces (both foreign and domestic) who would try to prevent us from receiving and exercising those rights!
    *We THANKS GIVE to our friends and family {and those who are both} for enriching our lives!
    *We THANKS GIVE for those folks who, like Rockwell, brighten our lives with their God-given skills and abilities!

  • Colette Sasina

    #9 with gratitude for our many blessings.

  • Eleanor Campbell

    # 26

  • #9… Can’t vote against Freedom from Want. Although, like many people have already said, every Rockwell cover is wonderful.

  • Kim Harvey

    Still like #26 although both are outstanding nominees.

  • Doug

    #9

  • Gerald Long

    I Pick #9

  • terry

    number 9

  • Rosemarie V

    # 9

  • Alan Turnbull

    Freedom from want allows us to do most everything,…….including “running away from home” !!!

  • Fred Bailey

    # 26
    Rockwell gets the essence of America

  • I HAVE ALL THE ROCKWELL PLATES FROM THE BRADFORD EXCHANGE, IN MY LIVING ROOM ON RACKS MY SON MADE. I LOVE EVERYTHING ROCKWELL, HE IS SO SO AMERICAN! HAVING REARED 6 BOYS AND 4 GIRLS, OF COURSE I WOLD PICK THE RUN AWAY. I ALSO WENT TO THE EXHIBIT WHEN IT WAS IN PHOENIX A FEW YEARS AGO AND BOUGHT A SMALL “COFFEE TABLE” BOOK. YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED THE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT ASK ABOUT ALL THE ROCKWELL IN MY HOME!!!

  • Dixie Talbott

    Vote #26. We need to feel like our law enforcement personnel are here to help us.

  • Virginia Burnette

    I love No. 9!!! Always love family get-togethers!!

  • Tim Steele

    Vote #9

  • PATRICIA

    THE PICTURE THAT HANGS ON MY DINNINH ROOM WALL GETS MY VOTE. #9

  • averageanne

    # 26. A whole lot said with no words

  • Jill Brooks

    #26

  • Rose

    26

  • Fred S. Wright

    I cast my vote for #9.

  • Douglas Stivers

    #9 since there are many memories this cover brings back from my childhood. Am now 68.

  • #9

    A reminder of how grateful we need to be for family and food we have to share. Many poor people and country’s have never had this opportunity.

  • Pat Atchison

    26. Freedom from want addresses our most primal needs.

  • Louise

    #9 Freedom From Want is my choice.

  • Ann

    I like No. 9

  • wendy lee klenetsky

    Between these 2,#9 is my choice. But I’ve been a lover and collector of
    “Everything Rockwell” for YEARS, and ALL of his works are my choice.

  • Dr. Bill Ryan

    Number 9. Each one of the four freedom covers should be considered as national treasures. I think one of the reasons that the voting was tilted away from them was that the millennial’s and baby boomers don’t remember conditions during World War II. Norman Rockwell presented us with those wonderful 4 freedoms covers. They gave hope to a very difficult time in our history.

  • Julie

    # 9 This beautiful image provides a visual reminder: the essence of all that is good in life…

  • Paul E. Rosene

    #9! The best one that Rockwell produced that year!..

    I was selling SEP magazines at that time in Aurora, Illinois. Always sold out within two hours! I won the “best seller” award that year and received a Thanksgiving TURKEY for my family. It was a fantastic gift, for my Father had just lost his job and we “kids” were told that there would be no Thanksgiving Turkey that year. Hooray for the Saturday Evening Post!

  • steve

    not my first choice but #26 over the other

  • Fran B

    #9 Great memories of all the family together and times were not so complicated.

  • Sharon Rockey

    #9 brings back memories of my family gatherings!

  • Sharon

    #9 brings back memories of my family gatherings

  • DDAbney

    #26, caring is what it’s all about!

  • Mary Jane Knauss

    26

  • Bev Hollandbeck

    26 – I think it also represents our law enforcement today. In spite of the bad publicity a few of them have generated, these men and women are here to protect and honor our citizens.

  • Rick Weber

    no. 9

  • John Russo

    #26 it is.

  • Carole Gilbert

    #9

  • Paul Schmolke

    #9…lots of tough choices for Rockwell admirers.

  • Gayla Pruett

    #9.

  • Raleigh

    #9

  • Barbard Cartwright

    No. 9

  • JOHN PIAZZA

    9

  • Gail Labman

    #9 the way it was and should be always for everyone!

  • Aileen M

    #9

  • MaryAnn P

    #9

  • This is like it used to be.

  • Cyndy

    #9

  • Rick Klug

    9

  • Leonard MEYER

    43

  • Jean Keiser

    #26 photo…

  • Joyce Butler

    9 always

  • Bob

    #26 It says the best of American life and values

  • Philip R Scott-Smith

    #9 All the values that make us a great nation are so well depicted in this painting. May they abide with us always.

  • Patricia A Carpenter

    still #9 as it represents fundamental American values; family and giving thanks

  • Patricia A Carpenter

    still #( as it represents our basic American values; family and giving thanks

  • Jane

    9

  • Elaine Edstrom

    26

  • Bill

    9 Great memories of days gone bye

  • Carol

    26

  • Colette Sasina

    # 9 free & fulfilled in joyous reunion.

  • David Thompson

    #26 evokes simpler times

  • Douglas Fransen

    # 26

  • Virginia Burnette

    # 9 !! Good memories!!!

  • Donna Toney

    26

  • Charles

    9

  • Larry Young

    26

  • Louise

    #9 Family

  • LOUISE

    #9 FAMILY SPENDING TIME TOGETHER

  • robert peltzer

    #14 photo

  • Nancy kern

    9 nostalgia of days gone by

  • JON LUSKIN

    #9

  • Judy

    #14

  • Julie

    #9 What a wonderful commentary it is on Norman Rockwell’s ability to touch us that at each round, the choice has been difficult to make…. :)

  • Roland

    #9

  • Rosie V

    #14 see the world again

  • Beverly Dafler

    Number 14.

  • Bob

    #32

  • Barbara Guiliams

    9 and 14

  • Pamela J Vogel

    #9

  • Ann Merrill

    #32

  • Douglas Stivers

    #9

  • Nancy Lee Alger

    #32

  • Truman Smith

    #32

  • #26. Just keeps hangin’ in there.

    #26.Still hangin’ in there!
    I’ll stay with it.

  • rose

    # 32

  • B. DAVID HUDSON

    no. 9

  • Phyllis J Shelton

    Number 32

  • Phyllis J Shelton

    Number 9

  • Phyllis J Shelton

    #9

  • Jerry Johnson

    #14 is my pick.

  • Evangeline Sanchez

    Still #32 for me.

  • Joyce Butler

    9 but it was difficult to choose

  • Donna Knight

    9 thanksgiving with family is so special

  • Mike Drake

    26

  • John Sutton

    #9

  • j.j.r.

    #14

  • Robin Wallace

    #26 – All of them are great.

  • William Blodgett

    Numbers 9 and 26 are my choices, although there are no ‘bad’ ones!

  • William Blodgett

    Numbers 9 and 16 are my selections.

  • barbara balint

    vote for sunset #32

  • Raymond Ebeling

    32 is my favorite. The boy is finding love, but the poor little dog feels he has lost everything. Little does he know that things will get much better for him with a girl involved.

  • B Kountz

    26

  • Jim

    They are all wonderful, but # 26 is special to me.

  • Gary Robillaard

    Number 9 because it was one of the WW II posters. I have an original copy of the set of freedoms from the War Department

  • Kim Harvey

    Still #26.

  • Nikki Manternach

    #14, Timely today also,

  • Carolyn Kowalski

    #14, then #32 Both are about acceptance; one innocent, the other learned.

  • Bob McGowan jr.

    # 32

  • anna thomas

    #14 #26

  • Janice Wilder

    #32…Forever Young!

  • Janice

    #26 – Love it!! I have the puzzle of that painting.

  • Janice Wilder

    Forever Young!

  • Tim Steele

    #9, please.

  • Dale

    26

  • Alan Turnbull

    #14, 9, 26, then 32.
    In that order, But all are excelant !!!

  • terry

    32

  • #26 you have to win! I love all of Norman Rockwell’s paintings. He is my favorite artist.

  • Gayla Pruett

    #9

  • Fred S. Wright

    #9

  • Lowell Breyley

    #14 but #9 is also a favorite

  • Leonard MEYER

    19

  • Peggy W

    #26 – taking care of the children

  • Fred Bailey

    # 32

    The essence of Rockwell.

  • Elaine Stephens

    Number 32 gets my vote !

  • Ed

    #26

  • Mary Jane Knauss

    32

  • Irene Sabean

    #26

  • Maureen Miller

    Number 14 embodies all the emotions, the ideals, and the greatness of this country when we embrace this concept.

  • Marshall

    #14

  • Patricia M

    #9 It says so much about family.

  • Elaine pemberton

    #9

  • Patricia A Carpenter

    Still voting for #9 ; giving thanks and thankful for all those that enable us to enjoy our freedoms; including our Maker

  • averageanne

    14 is a Norman Rockwell Masterpiece.

  • Paul Schmolke

    #9 but #32 is sure a sweetheart.

  • Lynne Webb

    26 is still my favorite. It’s all about family your whole life.

  • Suzanne Hindman

    #26

  • Everett Dungan

    14 values the world should invoke…and 32 joy of love

  • Beverly Hollandbeck

    #26, please

  • Jill Brooks

    In our current day / age, I vote for #26 to reaffirm the fact that the majority of our policemen are in the profession to help and make a difference in people’s lives.

  • Carole Gilbert

    I vote #9

  • Colette Sasina

    #9 – a spiritual favorite of mine,. Family, friends – gathered to dine with peace and gratitude in kind.

  • Jeanne

    There are not any Rockwell pictures that do not go straight to the heart – this is a very difficult job to pick out one only. But #26 is my vote

  • Bob

    I vote for 14 and 29

  • Arlene Byers

    #9

  • Arlene Byers

    @9

  • Raleigh

    I vote for #9

  • Nancy Webb

    4 is my favorite.

  • Gerald Long

    I Like #9

  • andrew bond

    9 and 26

  • Loraine

    9

  • Kevin

    9

  • Becky Ragsdale

    9

  • Becky Ragsdale

    My vote is number 9

  • 9 and 26. Family and companionship

  • Sherman Safford

    My favorite is # 18. If you want to know why, just read my name again. If that does not ring a bell, Google it.

  • Robert

    I vote for 26

  • Douglas Fransen

    # 14

  • Rick Weber

    Number nine

  • Cyndy

    #26

  • Rick Klug

    9 and 26

  • George East

    9, there’s nothing like a close family

  • Jeanette Hauschildt

    #9

  • John Russo

    I vote for #32.

  • Bill

    #14 It says what we should all practice.

  • #14, but need to make the words standout more. This is something we all need to be reminded of in today’s environment.

  • jonibee

    I still vote for #14…in todays world we need this…

  • steve

    32 is best of the 4 left

  • John Piazza

    14

  • Bev Hollandbeck

    I pick #26.

  • rose

    love them all but… #32 captures my heart

  • Nancy Lee Alger

    So sweet! #32

  • LARRY YOUNG

    29

  • Loretta F. Hutchinson

    #14

  • terry

    32 and 9

  • Anthony Philip

    5 & 4

  • j.j.r.

    #5

  • Janice

    Since 23 is gone, then #26 is next favorite.

  • Nita Bonagofski

    9

  • Nancy Chace

    #29 reminds me of my family. We would go to the beach all day, and come home exhausted.

  • Klara Smith

    29 Cover #29 is exactly like my birth family.

  • Dr Bill Ryan

    I’m surprised that one of the 4 freedoms didn’t make it past the 2nd round but I’ll stay with the concept. Number 14 – The Golden Rule.

  • William Andrews

    Email received list 5, 11, 15; but this web page shows eight, NOT including #11. Freedoms among Rockwell’s best, thus I vote for #11 (religious freedom). If 11 not available, then vote for 14 (Golden Rule).

  • Ann Merrill

    I love number 15, it reminds me of the way our schools used to be.

  • Sandra Hunter

    #3

  • Judy Purvis

    #15 is my choice.

  • Judith Barker

    32

  • Walter Swearingen

    #14 is my choice

  • Louise B.

    #9

  • Henry Wlodyga

    How could I get a copy of “Before The Shot” Thank you.

  • beatrice

    still #14

  • Maureen McGowin

    #9

  • Roberta

    #26

  • D.L.Duncan

    #14 This topic should be on everyone’s “to do” list.

    It must have been important to Mr. Rockwell Isn’t he in it?

  • #14, is wonderful and I wish the world was like that.
    #32, is so romantic and sweet and innocent.
    #15, is how school used to be and should be today.

    They all make me long for the “Good Old Days”

  • Marshall

    #9

  • Pamela J Vogel

    #5 – amazing portraits!

  • Donna Toney

    #5

  • Jill Brooks

    #5

  • William Blodgett

    9, 15 and 32 are my favorites.

  • Elaine Pemberton

    #9 Thanksgiving

  • Evangeline Sanchez

    Evangeline Sanchez
    #26 and #32 still my favorite

  • Gerald Long

    #9

  • Rosemarie V

    # 14 See the world

  • Gayla Pruett

    9

  • Raleigh

    #1 9
    #2 32

  • truman smith

    #9

  • Pat Morton

    #9 I remember Thanksgivings like this.

  • Lowell Breyley

    4 freedoms my favorite since they came out So,#9 with #14 a close second

  • Colette Sasina

    #9 totally tugs at my heart strings! A classic!

  • Carolyn Kowalski

    #14 Certainly appropriate for the times in which we live.

  • philip jaeger

    #14 always a favorite

  • Fred S. Wright

    I vote for #5 in round 3

  • Kim Harvey

    I have always liked #26 and even more so now with law enforcement all too often being cast as the villains. As a retired law enforcement officer, I know the majority got into that field because they cared.

  • Fred Bailey

    #5 Such a typical Rockwell take on people

  • Tony Jordan

    #14 – “The Golden Rule” (Matthew 7:12) It is ageless.

    From Wikipedia: The Golden Rule or ethic of reciprocity is a moral maxim or principle of altruism found in many human cultures and religions, suggesting it may be related to a fundamental human nature. The maxim may appear as either a positive or negative injunction governing conduct: * One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself (positive or directive form). * One should not treat others in ways that one would not like to be treated (negative or prohibitive form). * What you wish upon others, you wish upon yourself (empathic or responsive form).

    Rodney King may have said it best “Can’t we all just get along?”

  • Douglas Stivers

    Still like No. 15 Happy Birthday Miss Jones for same reason as before. Mom and Dad were grade school teachers, Mom starting in the 1959-1960 school year, and Dad starting in the 1960-1961 school year. Mom started teaching in her late 30’s and Dad started teaching in his early 40’s, having been farmers before becoming teachers in the Clinton, IL school district.

  • Mary Hampel

    I, like many others, love them all. Will vote for #5 this round.

  • Jill

    #3
    A favorite since I discovered Norman Rockwell 40 years ago.

  • Tim Steele

    #9,

  • LARRY YOUNG

    #26

  • A. Carole

    #29

  • Raymond Ebeling

    #14 gives the best advice I have seen or heard in my 90 years.

  • Cmarie

    #9 Family and faith and celebration together, at the table

  • Russ Boy

    Number 29 again please. The way it use to be!!

  • Cindy June

    #9

  • # 9 At the core of all things good in our world, country, communities one finds families…Families humbly and gratefully counting their blessings while seeking to create same for others…

  • I LOVE THE EXPRESSION ON EACH FACE. THEY REMIND ME OF OUR COMMONALITY ACROSS THE GLOBE.

  • Maureen Miller

    #14 says everything we need to know about ourselves and others. We can’t do anything alone.

  • Jim

    As a retired police officer, I always appreciated # 26.

  • I like a lot of them but my favorite had to be the Gossip as it so reminds of the game “telephone” which was so cute to play as you never new how it would end up

  • Carol Brady

    #32

  • Paul Schmolke

    All are truly excellent but #9 is my favorite with #5 close behind…say what you will of those that fondly remember the past. It was good and fun and Rockwell captured that essence perfectly. One of the Twentieth Centuries greatest opinion makers.

  • Patricia A Carpenter

    Hi; Still #9

  • averageanne

    14 A message from Rockwell that is timeless.

  • B.Smith

    #9

  • Lucy Maier

    29

  • Richard Cowles

    #9

  • Arlene Byers

    I like 15

  • PHYLLIS

    26

  • Rick Weber

    nine

  • Ralph

    26

  • Jeanette Hauschildt

    5

  • Doris

    #32

  • Cyndy

    #15 It is nice to see the love that these children obviously
    have for their teacher.

  • Bev Hollandbeck

    I vote for number 26.

  • I love number 14, ( The Golden Rule) this picture depicts the way we all should live. It’s just a dream, but hey dreams do come true. Who Knows. Number 3 (Before the Shot) is another of my choices, just reminds me of being little.

  • 26 you have to win ! The little boy grew up and became a policeman!

  • George East

    9, Family and the circle of life all represented in one painting

  • Stu

    5

  • Janet Giarratano

    #3, memories!

  • Deborah A Boley

    9

  • Leonard MEYER

    14

  • Klara Smith

    29. The family in illustration number 29 was exactly like my family growing up .

  • Rick Klug

    9 15 29 26

  • Kay Alfonsi

    26

  • Elaine Edstrom

    #29 for this bunch; we’ve all “been there, done (& suffered thru) that”! Actually, Rosie the Riveter WAS my fav but I see she got knocked off the ballot so I will go with this second choice!

  • Philip R Scott-Smith

    #9 All of Mr. Rockwell’s paintings are treasures. To me, the Thanksgiving scene not only celebrates us at our best, it also is a faithful reminder of what our best should be.

  • Andrew Bond

    26

  • Jonibee

    #14..In todays world we really need this..

  • Jane

    14

  • Bill

    14 He speaks to what we should all practice.

  • Bill

    #3 Reminds me of my childhood.

  • Margaret Schultz

    #29 Reminds me of trips to Grandma and Grandpa’s farm in our 1934 Plymouth with Mom, Dad, and my six brothers and sisters.

  • Judy

    23, I gave a copy of this picture to a friend of mine. She has had a very hard and difficult time and this picture reminds me of her. She keeps it on her refrigerator. She says it inspires her to keep going no matter what comes her way.

  • Nancy Lee Alger

    #17

  • Peggy W

    #11

  • Barbara

    #5

  • 3,4,5,7,10,11,13,15,17,23,26,29,32. Enjoyed all his paintings.

  • Carl DeSantis

    Number 5 shows how far we have strayed from person-to-person communication, with our devices and social media. May have been gossip, but no cyber hacking.

  • Carol Dulik

    Number 9 is still my favorite.

  • Rosemarie

    # 14

  • #26-The Runaway My son’s favorite for over 40 years. It is still hanging in his bedroom.

  • j.j.r.

    For this round #4

  • Dr. Bill Ryan

    I hold strongly to # 11. Freedom of religion as it was interpreted by Norman Rockwell is represented by many different religions side-by-side as it was intended in the Constitution of the United States of America. This has to be the 1st element in all of the freedom series, without freedom of religion none of the others can serve all the people all the time.

  • Daryl Chesney

    # 14 If there was ever a time we need tolerance it is now.

  • Roland Stanger

    9

  • Deborah A Boley

    #11

  • Becky Ragsdale

    29

  • Pamela J Vogel

    Cover #5 – amazing artwork!

  • Truman Smith

    #17

  • Chester Carter

    26

  • Beatrice T. Ting

    #14

  • Rachel Carlson

    5. Although so many great ones. P

  • Theodore Wallace

    #32 has always been my favorite

  • Bethyne Hamelund

    #29

  • JON LUSKIN

    #4

  • Jill

    ‘Before the shot’ has been my favorite forever. When my son was little he hated to get a shot. So this always reminds me of that, and he’s 49 now.

  • Lou Pinney

    Number 23. Reminds me of the pranks I got into in grammar school.

  • Edmund Miles

    # 10 Freedom of Speech

  • Jackie Plummer

    #5 definitely, but they are all great!

  • Bill

    Number 3. My all time favorite is fleeing from swimming hole.

  • Judith Barker

    29

  • Philip R Scott-Smith

    #9 Thanksgiving is my favorite. Strong family ties, and reverent gratitude for our good fortune: those are among the best of our finest attributes.

  • Nita Bonagofski

    17

  • john maiorana

    #9
    What America stands for

  • Jim

    It’s difficult not to choose # 10 & # 11 since they are under assault in our country today. The Rockwwell paintings were absolutely from a better time.

  • Fred Bailey

    #5

  • Rick Weber

    9

  • Bev Hollandbeck

    #26

  • Roberta

    Item #7

  • CARL JOHNSON

    Item 32

  • Gerald Long

    #10

  • JOHN PIAZZA

    14….as it should be

  • Tim Steele

    #9

  • Lilah Shoman

    9 10 11. I enjoyed every picture he did. They all tell a story of
    of thanksgiving, medical care, family fun and care, serviced to our country.

    Thank you for the quality of your magazine.

  • Dean Clark

    29

  • Tom

    #9

  • Bill

    14

  • David Thompson

    My dad’s reaction exactly! #29

  • # 26 has been hanging in my son’s room since he was a young boy. He is now in his 40’s!

  • Bob McGowan jr.

    #14

  • Leslie Schmidt

    #4 – we have this one hanging in our basement!

  • Chris

    #4

  • Klara Smith

    #29 Has got to be my all-time favorite Rockwell. The family pictured on Cover #29 was Exactly like my family growing up. Even the personalities match.

    #29

  • Alan Kubik

    #9 Great memories!

  • Fred Wright

    #5

  • Jimmy Bennett

    Great Art Work # 4 is great.

  • Jimmy Bennett

    great art work.

  • Elaine Edstrom

    27 is still my favorite! Ya gotta love Rosie!

  • Duranie82

    #14

  • Janice

    #23

  • averageanne

    #17

  • Louise B.

    #9 It is great to see the family together for a meal, because in this fast passé world we live in families don’t eat together that often.

  • Annette Zentz

    #3

  • Beverly Dafler

    23

  • Loretta F. Hutchinson

    #11

  • Antonio Ferreira

    No. 26
    My pick
    But they’re all great!

  • Pat Morton

    #9 I have had the four freedoms framed and hanging in my dinning room.

  • I don’t find my choice: “Coming and Going,” #29, but it remains my favorite. It so accurately depicts the American Family during that era of the late 1940’s.

  • Jeanette Hauschildt

    11

  • Richard Jaggers

    #10

  • DDAbney

    14

  • Colette Sasina

    # 11

  • Gary Barnett

    #10

  • Being in baseball all my life, I choose number 4

  • Pat Atchison

    #10. I have always loved this portrayal of “Everyman”.

  • Charles Scott

    ” #5

  • Charles Scott

    #5

  • John P Walsh

    #9

  • Everett Dungan

    #14 Even today this message needs to be displayed in all the world!

  • Gary Possert

    #17 – Self-Portrait.

    Disney used this concept with Walt and Mickey, and in a very clever way.

  • Peggy W

    11

  • Gerard Andree

    3

  • ray e rardin

    11

  • Gail Labman

    #9

  • Charles Filson

    #9

  • Ralph Howes

    26

  • Arlene Byers

    15

  • Paul Schmolke

    #5 or #32…. I guess I’ll make it #5 but #32 is sure a cute pup.

  • Mary Jane Knauss

    #5

  • Raleigh

    32

  • Cyndy

    #10

  • Leonard MEYER

    #10

  • Diane DeRoos

    9

  • Suzi Steed

    #3 The first Rockwell I ever saw, and i still remember it hanging on the wall in my pediatrician’s office we we went to get our shots!!!

  • Joyce B

    #14

  • Patty

    #23 describes me in grade school

  • Willard Ireland

    #5.

  • Willard Ireland

    #5

  • J TOMASSI

    #9 giving Thanks

  • Elizabeth Cox

    Number 26 Picture of my Dad sharing a soda
    and a”chat” with my little brother when he ran away to our grandfather’s house, all he packed in his hobo sack was underwater. True story!!! I gave my parents that cover framed years ago.When both our parents died in 1985, unexpectedly, I brought the picture home with me, and gave it to my brother as a “gift” from Mom and Dad. I know that they would want him to have the delightful Rockwell print.

  • Billy G

    #29 Duplicated many times in real life

  • Loraine

    25

  • j.j. Roach

    #4

  • Mary Kay O'Neill

    #32

  • richard grantham

    I chose no. 32 because my wife were married for 66 years, my wife passed away 3years ago !

  • Nannette Taylor

    #13

  • Frances

    23

  • Karen Devlin

    14

  • Russ

    Number 29 painting is a classic

  • terry

    29

  • Stafford Hall

    23

  • Deborah A Boley

    #9

  • Colette Sasina

    #11

    Mr. Rockwell captured the intensity and devotion of faith in believers.

  • Colette Sasina

    #11
    Mr. Rockwell captured the spiritual intensity, devotion and deep faith of believers.

  • The Cubs are still the same team year after year.

  • Don W.

    #32

  • Pavel

    14

  • Mike P.

    23

  • Chris Nelson

    32

  • Chris Nelson

    #32

  • richard grantham

    I was married for 66 years and my wife passed away 3 years ago so naturly I picked no. 32 thank you !

  • Roberta

    #7

  • Sarah

    #27

  • Donna Toney

    #32

  • MARY PIERCY

    #16

  • Barbara

    #29- we made this same type of trip many times!

  • Barbara Adams

    #29- we lived this!

  • Glenn T Lowry

    11

  • Rosemarie-MO

    #14

  • Rosemarie-MO

    Number 14 is still very fitting today.

  • cheryl s.

    11

  • Lucy Maier

    #23

  • Glad F. Remaly

    #9

  • Peggy W

    #9

  • Gary Barnett

    #11

  • Carolyn Kowalski

    #17

  • Jean Keiser

    #7

  • 14. When I was in college in Chicago in 1960, some of the students were going to a “Key Club”. I asked my close friend, Jesse, if he would like to go. He said quietly, “I can’t go.” I knew immediately that it was because he was Black, which shocked me because being from the North, I wasn’t aware of discrimination. So, I never went to the Key Club.

  • 14. In 1960, I was in college in Chicago. Some of the students were going to a Key Club. When I found out that it meant “for whites only,” from one of my close “black” friends at the college, I refused to go.

  • John Martin

    23

  • Ralph Howes

    Good morning,
    I just received your latest e-mail magazine. That’s really neat about having a voting for your favorite painting.

    I’m really writing to let you know of an unusual happening. You mention in the opening paragraph of your e-mail that March 20, 1916 was the first that Norman Rockwell paintings appeared in the Saturday Evening Post. I have an aunt, Lillian Dickson-Hallarn-Rockwell, that was born March 10, 1916 and recently we celebrated her 100th birthday. Actually we haven’t quit yet. The Columbus Dispatch in Columbus, OH came to her exercise class and created a video with an interview as well as the main topic in their newspaper, The Columbus Dispatch. The Lancaster Eagle Gazette, Lancaster, OH also ran an article on their front page. I would be happy to send you a copy of the article but I didn’t see any place here to attach it. I thought that you might enjoy this similarity.

    Thanks for the great articles,

    Ralph Howes
    Nephew

  • Rick Weber

    #9

  • charles clark

    #24

  • Patricia Graff

    #16

  • Norm Ricker

    26

  • Bethyne Hamelund

    #24

  • Theodore Wallace

    #32

  • #21 The Soda Jerk

    Though I really wanted to vote for every one.

  • Paul E. Rosene

    I WAS A SEP salesman when I was very young. Sold them to many, many people in Aurora, Illinois. My favorite has always been # 11: Freedom of Worship. I had more favorable comments about THAT cover than from any other. I was the TOP salesman in the Illinois area, and won a Thanksgiving Turkey for my family!

  • Louise B.

    I like them all but I vote for #11 Freedom of worship.

  • Lynne Webb

    #24

  • Daniel James

    #9

  • barbara balint

    #32

  • Carole Gilbert

    #17

  • Annette Zentz

    # 3

  • Pat Peebles

    #17

  • Fred Bailey

    #26

  • Douglas Stivers

    I choose #9, Freedom from Want.

  • Mary Hampel

    #24 As others have said….love them all.

  • Marshall Harris

    I chose. # 13

  • They are all very wonderful, nostalgic covers. My favorite is #5. My Aunt Cordelia, Bennington, VT. is the second lady shown in “The Gossips”. Others I like are #11, #26.

  • Bill Breisky

    #1.This one’s a favorite because I was a Post editor at the time, and an article of mine is in this issue. (P.S. I’m still in touch with the subject of the article.).

  • Klara Smith

    #29 I have always suspected Norman Rockwell of eavesdropping on my family when he painted cover #29. My family was EXACTLY like that one. I was the blonde girl blowing bubbles in the back. My twin brother, cool and sophisticated, leaning out the back window and my bratty younger brother taunting the kids left behind. Mama even dressed my brothers alike in identical stripped shirts. Meanwhile, my brown-haired baby sister always sat on Mama’s lap in the front. We even had a grandfather who lived with us and a dog named Prince.

  • Ruth Ann Jacobs

    # 7 But I love all of them!

  • Ruth Ann Jacobs

    # 7

  • Irene Sabean

    I love them all, but #13 is who I used to be.

  • Mary Baugher

    I just love to see them all. i visited the Norman rockwell Museum, and enjoyed it very much. It is very hard to pick a favorite. He has been a fovorite of mine for many years.

  • Joan

    #10

  • Jayne Nelson

    #11

  • Nancy Webb

    #29

  • Cindy June

    # 23……

  • Cindy June

    #23

  • JON LUSKIN

    #24

  • Cece

    #14

  • Robert Walter

    # 9

  • Dean

    #23

  • PATRICIA

    NUMBER 23 BEEN THERE—DONE THAT

  • Larin Long

    I like #3

  • Marguerite McMahon

    29

  • Marguerite McMahon

    # 29

  • Edward Schwan

    If we vote for only one, my vote is #23. We met the young girl at the Rockwell Museum in Arlington, VT in 1988. She was in her 80s. She was a warm and cheerful lady and she only had wonderful things to say about Rockwell. She told us she was the girl in the Boy Scouts – Johnstown flood painting. Her mother had put up her pretty curls and Rockwell said, “But, my dear, this is a flood.” He took her to the sink and washed away the curls. She also told us about the hung jury painting in which the one girl would not give in. It was a true story and Rockwell was on the jury. But it was a man. He was stubborn until the midnight bells rang. Then he agreed but said he wanted to be paid for another day.

  • Walter Swearingen

    My favorite appears timeless: #14 – “Golden Rule”

  • Lilah Shoman

    Lilah
    Can’t choose one, All are meaningful, some fun
    9-10-11-24-16

  • I vote for 10. It is such an important statement in this election year and in the importance of our constitution’s bill of rights.

  • Joey

    I like them all, but out of these selected, I would choose #23

  • Joey Goedert

    I like all of them, but out of these I would choose #23

  • Hazel

    #15 – He’s not at all happy with this event!

  • Eduardo

    10

  • Ron Bomia

    20

  • JUDY Safford

    # 18. Is my favorite!! I love all of them!!

  • Clinton

    28 is vivid and detailed!

  • I like # 15. Good old-fashined, rustic school room. Times were simpler then. I have always loved schoo lrooms & school houses.

  • Bill

    11

  • Evangeline Sanchez

    Evangeline
    I love all of Rockwell’s work but I get the feel good feeling when I see #26 and #32. Wish I can turn back the time.

  • Sharon Young

    23 One day my brother made me angry. I think I was about 9 or 10. A couple from our church told my Mom the next Sunday that they had driven to our house to visit but I was “pounding Ronnie in the ground” so they decided it was not a good time to stop. I did not look as bad as this girl but she made me proud.

  • Maureen A. McGowin

    24 – Saying grace

    I’ve always liked this one and the Thanksgiving one.

  • Rose Hall

    #14 The aspiration fosters hope for our world.

  • Barbara Fogarty

    Such a difficult choice
    # 5

  • Ann Merrill

    #15 I love seeing scenes of children in school

  • Ann Merrill

    #15

  • Clementine

    26 Because it always shows the positive image of an authority figure and my father was a policeman, as both Grandfathers and 2 brothers!

  • Philip R Scott-Smith

    9

    The Thanksgiving Feast is not just a big dinner. It is a time to give thanks for family, and the wonderful experience of being alive. Norman Rockwell has woven those threads so beautifully into his painting.

  • 5.
    I vote for the changes in facial expressions that can be related to in our own families.

  • beverly

    26

  • Bill Heavey

    13 Life is full of reflextions

  • Butch Johnson

    14

  • Robert Allan

    26 Helping others is tantamount to our society. This is a good picture of how it could be, and at one time was.

  • #4 – has been a favorite through the decades

  • Leonard MEYER

    28

  • Nancy

    #7. It is the one that I think of when I think of Norman Rockwell. Perhaps it’s the one I’ve seen so often when I took my daughters to the doctor when they were younger.

  • Dr William J. Ryan

    Number 11 speaks about the fabric that makes the United States of America what we know and love. I have never seen another illustrator accomplish this.

  • Dorothy Salonick

    32 I love all of them but this one is just very sweet!

  • Billy W Hunt

    Reminds me of when my Dad came home after occupying Tokio Japan

    I Vote for # 16

  • Luanne

    #14 As meaningful today as it ever was.

  • L. Michael Borbon

    Hard to choose just one they are all soooo great, but I finally settled on Shiner, reminds me of someone I use to know.

  • Becky Ragsdale

    29. That is so true of vacations!

  • Billy W Hunt

    reminds me of when my dad came home after occupying tokio after the war.

  • Linda Bellig

    #23. She will go far in this world.

  • Pamela J Vogel

    28

    I’m an animal lover, especially dogs and cats!

  • Fred Wright

    #5 but they are all great!

  • Vicky

    #26

  • Richard

    I vote for No. 11 because it illustrates our freedom of religion.

  • John

    1

    It illustrates a counterpoint to Rockwell’s work within a Rockwell work.

  • Elaine Edstrom

    I love all of his work but especially all of his “Freedoms”….however, as I was a “preteen (12) back in 1943, his Rosie, the Riveter–#27–strikes home with me the most! We girls thought she was absolutely “IT”!!!

  • Janice

    Love them all – #23 made me laugh the most.

  • Nita Bonagofski

    17

    Because it illustrates his ability to turn the ordinary into extraordinary. His work wasn’t just “artistic” but often was thought-provoking and stirred my emotions.

  • Jim

    I have # 26 hanging on my wall, but 10,11,&14 would have the biggest impact today. Wasn’t it wonderful when we could proudly boast about our freedoms.

  • Joseph Van Kerkhove

    #26

  • Carol Dulik

    This charming cover depicts what families should be doing more often.Maybe this world would be in a better place.

  • Phyllis Vankerkhove

    #22

  • Deborah Gamari

    27. It is my Mom’s cousin who was the model for this, Mary Doyle.

  • richard grantham

    I like no. 32 my wife and I were married for 66 years and she passed away

  • Charles Stickley

    My vote is for #14. Mr Rockwell saw it as a need in his day and it’s still
    a need in ours. Hard to choose.. they are all great!

  • Charles Stickley

    My choice is #14. Mr. Rockwell saw we needed this in his day and it is what
    we still need in ours.. Agree, there is not a bad one in the whole bunch!!

  • K

    17

  • Alan Kubik

    Number 9
    It brings back wonderful memories!

  • Bill Mitchell

    32

  • Barbard Cartwright

    No 9 is the most memorable.

  • Arlene Byers

    I like #5

  • Mary Jane Knauss

    Sadly,it is just as true today. Even if done humorously, truth is represented in Number 5.

  • Charlie Shultz

    I think number 11, but they all were so memorable.

  • Charlie Shultz

    Number 11 is my favorite, but they are all worthy of consideration.

  • Betty Payne

    17

  • john wallace

    16

  • Gloria Phillips

    24 praying before meals…not many people do that anymore

  • Judith Barker

    11, Our Freedom to Worship (and Pray)

  • Bernie Kessler

    #14 —- with its universal message.

  • Bernie Kessler

    #14 ———– with its universal message

  • Theodore Wallace

    # 32 May we all and the love of our life keep that special feeling for another as in the “little spooners”

  • Elizabeth Hallen

    I like Nos. 9,10,11. I recall when they came out in the middle of WWII. i felt it gave us all hope for the future and reminded us all of what we were fighting for.

  • Charles Filson

    I vote for #9 Freedom From Want. It reminds me of our dinner table when I was younger

  • averageanne

    Painting # 1 is my favorite ; showing art nostalgic and modern combined.

  • robert peltzer

    3,5,9,10,11,14,15,16,17,21,22,23,24,26,28,29

  • Rick Klug

    I vote numbers 9,10,13 and 24.

  • Richard

    The cover that brings the generations together is #16,

  • Robert A Cleminson

    It has to be number 23

  • Claudette Behune

    I like all the Covers. 31 is my favorite.

  • Gayla Pruett

    17

  • Dixie Talbott

    I really like #3!!!!

  • Tim Steele

    9

  • Roger Cheevers

    I pick number 32

  • Andre M

    5

  • Matt Moore

    14

  • Roger Cheevers

    I pick number 2 and number 16

  • Cindy

    Number 9

  • Virginia Burnette

    No. 23 !!!!!!!
    Loved all of them but this brought back memories! LOL !!

  • Loretta F. Hutchinson

    11 – the same togetherness needed today as in 1943.

  • Kathleen Hanlon

    Number 24 is my favorite

  • Patrcia Kulcsar Rhoads

    24 We need to remember from whence all things came

  • Jeanette Hauschildt

    17

  • Jim Kelly

    16

  • All the Rockwell pictures are so wonderful that it is hard to choose one, but one of my favorites is number 14. It would be wonderful to repeat it with all the comments on television distracting people.

  • Ruth Taylor

    Number 14 is my favorite.

  • Bob McGowan jr.

    14

  • Bev Hollandbeck

    31