Hopped up about “The Lineman”

If you find yourself flying into or out of New York’s Albany International Airport anytime soon, leave time to explore the airport’s top notch art and history exhibits and do some shopping at Departure, the airport shop filled with items from more than 60 regional museums and cultural institutions.

While you’re there, consider a side-trip to Stockbridge, Ma., about an hour away. Verizon just donated the painting titled “The Lineman” (appraised value $2 million) to the town’s popular Norman Rockwell Museum.

According the museum, “The Lineman” was used as an ad for AT&T in Life magazine and more than 100,000 poster-sized color reprints were sent out to the public and to telephone company employees.

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(Press release photo: ©1948 Norman Rockwell Licensing Company)

And just for fun, check out this unusual lineman. He’s on-duty 24/7 outside city hall in Milton-Freewater, Oregon. Appraised value? Priceless….
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Photo courtesy city of Milton-Freewater