Does anyone have the other prints that belong in this set? I heard these are from a calendar commissioned for Rockwell to illustrate, but I do not know for sure. I have these two and am looking for the set, if there is one. Thanks.
Bob -- I have those two as well. I haven't seen any others, but that doesn't mean they don't exist.
Rockwell also did a painting of Henry Ford building the Quadricycle with Clara in the background. Another print showed a young Henry Ford with his father sitting on the bed watching Henry work on a watch.
This is in addition to the 2 posted above.
A quick Google search indicates that Ford Motor Company commissioned some paintings to coincide with the 50th Anniversary in 1953.
If you go to the Rockwell Museum site and search Ford, you can get an idea of the paintings that were commissioned. Who knows if they were actually considered a set.
The Model A and Model T prints were given away by Ford dealers in the 1970s as a promotional gimmick (maybe in 1978 for the 75th Anniversary?). Anyway, that is how I got my copies as a kid. They are the most common - I go to a lot of estate sales and I see those two prints on a regular basis.
Here's a better search on the Rockwell Museum site, referencing Ford Motor Company.
I would say that anything that was done in 1952 or 1953 for Ford Motor Company would be the "set."
Click on each below to see individual prints:
there is a set of 4 Rockwell prints on display at the MTFCA museum
Here are some smaller views of the 6 paintings used on the
Ford Fiftieth Anniversary calendar by Norman Rockwell.
Not sure where I found them back then.
The Rockwell Museum in Rutland VT has copies of everything and all for sale. Most are available in more than one size. I bought the "excuse my dust" print there last summer.
These are also made into puzzles for the 50th. Also there were reprints made along the way. You have to look hard to be sure you are getting the real deal. The 50th prints came from the Ford dealer with a frame. . Dan
Here is a print I would like to buy. The Norman Rockwell museum does not have it. They said to call the Ford museum.
Robert. The following is my understanding of the prints history that you are interested in. Ford Motors used the "The Farmer Takes A Ride" for their 50 year celebration. They used the "The Street Was Never The Same Again" for their 75 year event. Then there was a series of 8 or more prints commissioned of artist Ken Eberts for the 100 year milestone. Of those 3 of the prints were Model T themed. "For Everyone", "The Assembly Line" and "Ford Motor Company Sells It's First". Therefore these 5 prints would represent the 50th, 75th and 100th anniversaries. Happy T'ing. Dave.
The Rockwell site lists both of the prints above as non collection, whatever that means.
I believe non collection means it is not in the possession of the Norman Rockwell Museum collection.
"The Farmer Takes a Ride" and "The Street Was Never the Same Again" and some additional Rockwell paintings that can be viewed in the links I previously provided were commissioned by Ford Motor Company in anticipation of their 50th anniversary in 1953.
Although both named Rockwell prints were from 1952 "The Farmer Takes A Ride" was a give away keepsake item used for the 50th anniversary and "The Street Was Never The Same Again" was a give away keepsake item used for the 75th anniversary. Ebert was chosen to do the 100th event prints in part because his style is similar to that of Rockwell.
I never did find the good color Rockwell picture of Henry Ford and his sink engine. The print above provided by ART BELL (thanks Art) only showed a portion of the print. If anybody has a source of the entire Rockwell Print I would be indebted.
Thanks for your help. I called Norman Rockwell museum and they said I have to check with Ford Motor company.
The prints are at. Ford images.com
Found a copy of the sink showing a little more detail.
Is this close to what you are looking for?