Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), "Home for Thanksgiving (Mother and Son Peeling Potatoes)," 1945

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), “Home for Thanksgiving (Mother and Son Peeling Potatoes),” 1945. Oil on canvas, 35″ x 33 1/2″. Private collection. Norman Rockwell Museum Digital Collections. ©SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN 

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Stockbridge, MA, September 5, 2013—Norman Rockwell Museum continues its Rockwell Center Tea and Talk series with the lecture “Food at Home and at War during WWII,” to be held at the Museum on Sunday, September 8, starting at 2 p.m. Using illustration images from the period, Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies curator Joyce K. Schiller, PhD will discuss the topic of food supplies, recipes, and rationing at home and for the troops during the era of World War II. “During the War, restrictions on food use at home helped to support the war effort abroad,” notes Dr. Schiller. “Sharing information and urging compliance with these restrictions were an important aspect of the country’s war poster imagery and also the promotion of new creative ways to produce food.” Tea and refreshments will be served during the talk, which is free for Museum members or with general Museum admission.

Upcoming Rockwell Center Tea & Talks

“Imaging Thanksgiving”

 Sunday, October 6, 2 p.m.

Americans have been enjoying Thanksgiving feasts since the settlement of Plymouth, Massachusetts in the 1620s. Join Rockwell Center curator Joyce K. Schiller, PhD for a look at the popularization of this national holiday and the plethora of lively images that have appeared in the popular press. Free with Museum admission, members free.


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