Today In History- May 20

Today In History- May 20 - Stories


1st Norman Rockwell painting in Saturday Evening Post

  • New York City, New York

An iconic feature for The Saturday Evening Post, on May 20, 1916, the magazine published its first Norman Rockwell painting.  Rockwell was just 22 years old at the time, and continued to submit paintings until the 1960s.  His paintings gained critical and public fame and appreciation, with many coming to symbolize American lifestyle and beliefs.  The magazine also published articles on current events and popular fiction, though unfortunately declined in popularity with the advent of television in the 1950s.