Arlington in Bennington County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
This renowned American painter and illustrator lived in Arlington from 1939 to 1953. Moving into this house in 1943, Rockwell employed neighbors as models to create memorable images for calendars, advertisements, and magazines. Iconic pictures like Rosie the Riveter (1943) and The Gossips (1948) were painted at his art studio and published by the Saturday Evening Post. Rockwell's art was printed on 323 covers of the Saturday Evening Post. He also painted the Four Freedoms (1943) while living here. The famous series was viewed by millions of people for a war bond campaign. President Roosevelt said of the Four Freedoms, "The roots of democracy run deep in Vermont and, in drawing upon the life about you, you have tapped these roots."
Erected 2016 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. 43° 6.166′ N, 73° 13.237′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Vermont, in Bennington County. Marker is at the intersection of River Road and Covered Bridge Road, on the right when traveling east on River Road. Touch for map. Marker is on the front lawn of the Inn On Covered Bridge Green. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3587 River Road, Arlington VT 05250, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least State Seal Pine Tree (approx. 3.3 miles away); Dorothy Canfield Fisher (approx. 3.9 miles away); Chittenden Home (approx. 3.9 miles away); Chiselville (approx. 4.9 miles away); Sunderland (approx. 5 miles away); Revolutionary Cemetery (approx. 7 miles away in New York); Lest We Forget (approx. 7.1 miles away in New York); Rexleigh Covered Bridge (approx. 7.2 miles away in New York). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Communications • Notable Persons • War, World II •
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