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NYC Students Lobby Successfully for “Norman Rockwell Place”

Posted on February 26, 2016

    Write-up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   Start spreading the news – New York City is now home to “Norman Rockwell Place”.   Nestled in the Berkshire Mountains in a New England village, the Norman Rockwell Museum can be found in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. It was here that the iconic American painter/illustrator had a studio for the last twenty-five years of his life and where the town center was the subject of one of Rockwell’s most famous works – “Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas”. The illustration, which was published on the cover of McCall’s Magazine in 1967, thrust the quaint town into the national spotlight. Rockwell died in Stockbridge in 1978, just the year before having been awarded the nation’s highest honor…

26th Norman Rockwell Holiday Recreation on Main Street Stockbridge, MA

Posted on December 9, 2015

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   Travel the highway up into the Berkshire Mountains exiting onto secondary routes, and nestled in along the road going west from Lee is the village of Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Home to renowned American illustrator Norman Rockwell for the last 25 years of his life, Stockbridge is where he created one of his most famous works. That famous rendering depicts Main Street in Stockbridge on Christmas Eve and was published by McCall’s magazine in a 1967 special section called “Home for Christmas”.   On Sunday, December 6, the clock was turned back in Stockbridge to the 1960’s era when Rockwell painted the Christmas Eve scene. Vintage cars “strategically” lined-up in the center of town recreating the Rockwell sreetscape…

Tooting My Own Horn

Posted on May 24, 2013

Yes, I am going to unabashedly toot my own horn. I am quite pleased to have my work recognized again by the Connecticut Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. One of my feature photos won second place in its category in the 2012 Excellence in Journalism Competition. Announced last night, this marks the fifth time my work has been recognized by CTSPJ – previously with three awards for writing and another for photography. This most recent winning photo is of the woman who posed for famous American illustrator Norman Rockwell’s iconic “Rosie the Riveter.” Rockwell’s “Rosie” appeared on the cover of the May 29, 1943 edition of The Saturday Evening Post.  I took the photo, which ran in the local newspaper for which…