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NORMAN ROCKWELL - DOCUMENT TRIPLE SIGNED 05/09/1935 - HFSID 160728

NORMAN ROCKWELL Rockwell signed this application for a five-year $20,000 life insurance policy with The Travelers in 1935. His annual income was somewhere between $20,000 and $25,000 at this point in his life.

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NORMAN ROCKWELL
Rockwell signed this application for a five-year $20,000 life insurance policy with The Travelers in 1935. His annual income was somewhere between $20,000 and $25,000 at this point in his life.
Document triple signed "Norman Rockwell" in black ink and by insurance company representatives in black ink, with stampings in blue ink, black ink and purple ink. 9x10½. May 9, 1935. Rockwell signed this life insurance application with The Travelers Insurance Company of Hartford, Connecticut for a five-year $20,000 life insurance policy. He already had a total of $123,000 in life insurance from five other policies, including one with Travelers. Rockwell listed his address in New Rochelle, New York, his profession as "artist" and his annual income between $20,000 and $25,000, which was not a bad pay rate in 1935. He had been married to schoolteacher Mary Barstow for about five years when he filled out this form, but he still listed his mother Ann Mary Rockwell as the primary beneficiary, with his wife as secondary beneficiary. He would remain married to Mary until her death in 1959. Rockwell (1894-1978) is an American artist and illustrator best known for his realistic and humorous scenes of small town life in America. He painted over 300 covers for the Saturday Evening Post from 1916 to 1965 after beginning his career at age 18 as an illustrator for Boy's Life. His art, drawn with attention to detail, had an air of simplicity and sentimentality. Rockwell's popularity grew because his art seemed to be, for everyday Americans, a mirror-image of real life. His subjects ranged from American presidents to Mark Twain characters to the man who delivered his mail. Rockwell's work was also published in several other magazines and on numerous calendars, and his paintings portraying "The Four Freedoms" were distributed as morale-builders and to promote the sale of Victory Bonds during WWII. Rockwell published his autobiography, Norman Rockwell, My Adventures as an Illustrator, in 1960. Lightly toned and creased. Four binder holes near top edge. Adhesive residue near bottom edge, which does not touch signatures. Page has been folded in three and unfolded. Small tears in right and left edges, mostly along folds. Rounded corners. Three pinholes near top left corner. Otherwise in fine condition.

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