132 – Runaway

132 – The Runaway

Norman Rockwell
c. 1958
Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post (1958)
Oil on canvas

Rockwell used this reference photo of a Massachusetts diner menu board when he painted “The Runaway” in 1958. The 2015 photo of a similar board reflect a cost increase of 2150% for a sandwich.

Reference photos

Reference photo for “The Runaway”, 1958

diner menu board

2015 photo of a Stockbridge, MA diner menu board