Route 66 Road Trip 2016 - Phil3 Productions

The Clock Mender

Painted to illustrate the cover of the November 3, 1945, issue of the Saturday Evening Post, one of the most popular magazines in America at the time. Norman Rockwell the artist, paid tribute to a Chicago landmark, the clock at Marshall Field's State Street store. A man carefully balances on a ladder, setting the time. Back then this was one of the most famous clock in the country.

Norman RockwellThe Clock MenderChicago History Museum