Wartime: Illustrations by Norman Rockwell
“Wartime: Illustrations by Norman Rockwell,” currently on display at the Atwater Kent Museum, brings together 34 of the illustrator’s famous Saturday Evening Post covers depicting life in America during World Wars I and II. Featured are some of Rockwell’s most beloved characters, such Rosie the Riveter and the young enlisted man Willie Gillis, which were meant to remind viewers of the values and everyday lifestyle at stake in the conflicts and build support for various war efforts. Also on display is the WWI mascot Philly the Dog. Adopted by the Army’s 315th Infantry Regiment, Philly’s barking alerted soldiers when the Germans crossed military lines, earning her two purple hearts for bravery. The exhibition runs through October 6th. 15 South 7th Street, 215-685-4830.