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Travel Bug Dog Tag Art-Rockwell-The Black Eye TB

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Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Texas, United States
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Travel bugs seem to regularly disappear from urban caches and at caching events.  Please drop this item in rural or Premium Member Only caches.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts—then the chain and tag won't tangle with other items.  Otherwise, take this bug everywhere—no permission is needed to leave the US. 

About This Item


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, this illustration appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post, May 23, 1953, when I was in junior high school. It reminded me of a girl, Ann Green, I knew in grade school (Washington School) in Great Bend, KS, in about 1947. I didn’t have any classes with her so my only contact  was on the playground. She wasn’t a bully but she didn’t take any crap from anyone, mostly because she could outrun everybody, boy or girl.  At that age, this was the stuff of legend. I don’t know she was ever in a fight, but I could imagine this being her when she got a little older. I have often wondered where she ended up.

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Mark Missing 06/20/2012 shellbadger marked it as missing   Visit Log

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Discovered It 04/05/2011 goldtiger discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered it.
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Retrieve It from a Cache 04/05/2011 baralheia retrieved it from Everybody Likes Cedars Oklahoma   Visit Log

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Write note 04/05/2011 baralheia posted a note for it   Visit Log

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Dropped Off 04/05/2011 jeepthis placed it in Everybody Likes Cedars Oklahoma - 244.44 miles  Visit Log

dropped off

Grab It (Not from a Cache) 03/26/2011 jeepthis grabbed it   Visit Log

took it from the Sunset cache resting place will find new home soon

Grab It (Not from a Cache) 02/19/2011 AnnC24 grabbed it   Visit Log

Took this from the Big Texan cache in Amarillo.

Retrieve It from a Cache 01/29/2011 2kings&3boys retrieved it from church Texas   Visit Log

Found it and will move it along soon.

Dropped Off 01/28/2011 trying2geo placed it in church Texas - 146.97 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 01/28/2011 trying2geo retrieved it from 87 Tahoka S (Lynn Co, p 41 DeL) Texas   Visit Log

Picked up from 87 Tahoka South and brought it to Amarillo where I will keep it moving

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