FBI Recovers Painting Stolen from Cherry Hill Home Over 40 Years Ago
The FBI has recovered a Norman Rockwell painting that was stolen from a South Jersey home over 40 years ago.
Susan Murta tells Philly.com, she was 18 when the oil painting was stolen from her family's Cherry Hill home. Back in 1976, they were on their way home from Ocean City to discover the painting was missing!
The painting called Lazybones (Boy Asleep with Hoe) or Taking a Break, was on the Sept 1919 cover of the Saturday Evening Post. At the time, it was bought for just a measly $75 bucks. Now...it's worth over $1 million.
Watch this clip from NBC Philadelphia:
Susan's parents have passed, but she says she's happy to be reunited with the family's painting.
Also, since I'm a history buff, I just wanted to share this cool quote I found by Normal Rockwell, the painter of this painting:
"Without thinking too much about it in specific terms, I was showing the America I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed."
If you'd like to know more about Norman Rockwell, click here.