by Kim Glovas
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — 40 years ago, a Norman Rockwell painting was stolen from a Cherry Hill home. Now, the FBI and Cherry Hill Police are teaming up again, to see if they can track down this slice of Americana.READ MORE: Biden Calls For Dropping Filibuster Rules To Put Abortion Rights Into Law
It’s titled “Boy Asleep with Hoe,” but also known as “Taking a Break” and “Lazybones.” FBI Special Agent Jake Archer says it was insured for $15,000 in 1976.
“We’re not quite sure of the exact condition of the painting right now, none the less, with the recent Rockwell auctions that have occurred, we can assume that if this is in good condition, it could be quite valuable,” said Archer.READ MORE: Man Killed In Road Rage Shooting In Springfield Identified, Authorities Say
In 2013, Rockwell’s “Saying Grace” sold for $46 million. Archer has some ideas about what might have happened to the stolen piece.
“Maybe the thief who did have it, died, passed it along to children who don’t even know the true history of it. And they have it in their possession inadvertently,” he said.MORE NEWS: WATCH LIVE: PennDOT, Safety Partners Hold Briefing To Remind Motorists, Boaters To Drive Sober During Independence Day
Archer says anyone with information about the painting can contact the FBI, or Cherry Hill Police, or the Rockwell Museum.