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Travel Bug Dog Tag Art-Rockwell-Girl at the Mirror TB

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Saturday, January 26, 2013
Texas, United States
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In "Sie haben Post..."

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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.

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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. The copy 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.

This work appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post, March 6, 1954.  Many of Rockwells subjects were seemingly insecure adolescents.  This young girl seems to be asking whether or not she will ever be as beautiful as the voluptuous Jane Russell whose picture she holds in her lap.  Her coming-of-age is suggested in part by the discarded doll at the base of the mirror and partly by the comb, hairbrush, and cosmetics at her feet.  This may be my favorite Rockwell.

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Tracking History (22376.8mi) View Map

Dropped Off 3/4/2018 ConniJ placed it in "Sie haben Post..." Brandenburg, Germany - 19 miles  Visit Log
Grab It (Not from a Cache) 2/28/2018 ConniJ grabbed it   Visit Log

Um Berlin herum kann man viel entdecken.

Dropped Off 2/25/2018 vanGracePi placed it in Golfplatz 006 A Brandenburg, Germany - 2.89 miles  Visit Log


Retrieve It from a Cache 2/25/2018 vanGracePi retrieved it from Truckstop an der A13 Brandenburg, Germany   Visit Log

Wir haben dich mitgenommen auf unsere Cachereise..

Dropped Off 2/9/2018 Hello Kitty 137 placed it in Truckstop an der A13 Brandenburg, Germany - 76.6 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 2/8/2018 Hello Kitty 137 retrieved it from Am Flughafen - Jahre später Sachsen, Germany   Visit Log

Weiter geht es

Discovered It 1/14/2018 wanderrättich discovered it Sachsen, Germany   Visit Log

Heute - Am Flughafen - Jahre später - gesehen.
Vielen Dank fürs zeigen sagen, Wanderrättich und seine Rennschnecke

Discovered It 1/6/2018 Bu&An discovered it Sachsen, Germany   Visit Log

Heute im LP Am Flughafen - Jahre später gesehen

Discovered It 1/6/2018 "Draußen zu Hause" discovered it Sachsen, Germany   Visit Log

Heute im Mystery Am Flughafen - Jahre später gesehen.

Discovered It 1/1/2018 __LANDVOGT__ discovered it Sachsen, Germany   Visit Log

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