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Travel Bug Dog Tag Art-Rockwell-Rosie the Riveter TB

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Released:
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of 1NASCARNUT.

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Current GOAL

This trackable is unusual for its longevity. In the years 2010 to the present, collections of 100-400 travel bugs have been annually released in the United States (95%) and Europe (5%). This travel bug is part of the mere three percent of the 2010-14 collections that had been dropped off at least 25 times and had survived for at least five years.  As of 11-May-19, this particular travel bug had been moved by 37 cachers and had lasted 8.4 years from the date of release. 

Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

Travel bug photos in the logs are appreciated.  I will re-post them here, where they can be seen by other cachers.

About This Item

TBRockwell_rosie

This is one of a series of travel bugs made to recognize paintings or illustrations seen, and admired by the bug owner. A digital copy of this work was downloaded from the internet. It was reduced in size and proportions cropped to accommodate the laminating materials available to the owner. Regrettably these processes diminish the effort of the artist. The text below is a mixture of my own observations and material gleaned from the internet.

My grandparents had a subscription to the Saturday Evening Post until it ceased publication in 1969. When I visited them I would gather up the back issues to read the jokes. After a while I began to notice the covers. Norman Rockwell may well have been the first artist whose work I could recognize on sight. Many critics in his lifetime sniffed at the idea that an illustrator could be considered an artist. But time has been kind to him. If art is done to elicit an emotional response, then Rockwell was an artist. Never mind that the emotion was often humor or American ideals and never mind that it didn’t it require a scholar to tell you how you were supposed to interpret it.

Anyway, I had read and reread all of the Posts I could find over the years. Sometime in the late 1950s I discovered some storage under the seat of a bay window. Joy of joys, there was a mound of really old Saturday Evening Posts, including many with Rockwell covers. For some reason this one stuck with me. Perhaps it was because it reminded me that I and my grandfather were the only males in a family of my mother, grandmother, sisters and aunts. My dad and uncles were in service in the Pacific at the time. This illustration appeared on the cover of the Post, May 29, 1943.

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Tracking History (24928.2mi) View Map

Visited 05/19/2019 1NASCARNUT took it to Valley Cities 2019: Lakeland Hills Park Washington - .65 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/19/2019 1NASCARNUT took it to Valley Cities 2019: Going Green Washington - 1.23 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/19/2019 1NASCARNUT took it to Valley Cities 2019: Roegner Park's River Stroll Washington - 1.79 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/19/2019 1NASCARNUT took it to Valley Cities 2019: Auburn Library Washington - 12.36 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/19/2019 1NASCARNUT took it to Valley Cities 2019: Macadam Winter Garden Washington - 1.62 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/19/2019 1NASCARNUT took it to Valley Cities 2019 - Renton - 405 Runs Through It Washington - .7 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/19/2019 1NASCARNUT took it to Valley Cities 2019: Other side of Renton Riparian Washington - .3 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/19/2019 1NASCARNUT took it to Valley Cities 2019 - Black River History Washington - 1.98 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/19/2019 1NASCARNUT took it to Valley Cities 2019: Cedar River Trail Washington - 11.13 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/19/2019 1NASCARNUT took it to Valley Cities 2019: Riverpoint "Marvelous" Mystery Washington - 2.49 miles  Visit Log
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