When Norman Rockwell set out from his Vermont studio to look for a typical old-style country editor, he was almost fated to find his way to the weekly-newspaper office of Jack Blanton, in Paris, Missouri.
In this four-page spread from May 25, 1946, Rockwell illustrates the daily bustle of a small-town paper, from typing up the latest events to setting the linotype on the printing press. So much has changed in the news business, so it’s especially poignant that Rockwell was able to capture the smallest details of a bygone era.
As with many of his illustrations, Rockwell managed to paint himself into the picture. Can you find him?
Featured image: ©SEPS
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