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 A-Cache-a-Day-Challenge - März

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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 (14409.6mi) View Map

Discovered It 4/8/2017 Nadderlie discovered it   Visit Log

Heute im Challenge Cache in Leipzig gesehen. Danke fürs zeigen und weiter gute Reise.

Dropped Off 4/2/2017 Alehokon placed it in A-Cache-a-Day-Challenge - März Sachsen, Germany - 3.95 miles  Visit Log
Visited 4/1/2017 Alehokon took it to SPORTBAD AN DER ELSTER Sachsen, Germany - 3.02 miles  Visit Log
Visited 4/1/2017 Alehokon took it to Wem gehört der Fisch? Sachsen, Germany - 3.76 miles  Visit Log
Visited 4/1/2017 Alehokon took it to BSV-Cache Sachsen, Germany - .21 miles  Visit Log
Visited 3/30/2017 Alehokon took it to Summer, Sun and Fun ... Sachsen, Germany - 2.11 miles  Visit Log
Visited 3/30/2017 Alehokon took it to Es werde Licht! Sachsen, Germany - 1.42 miles  Visit Log
Visited 3/29/2017 Alehokon took it to A.P.E. Cache 'Leipzig' Sachsen, Germany - 2.29 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 3/22/2017 Alehokon retrieved it from Welche Sportart ist gemeint? Sachsen, Germany   Visit Log

Today we have found you and will travel some time together

Dropped Off 3/19/2017 Findus25 placed it in Welche Sportart ist gemeint? Sachsen, Germany - 4.78 miles  Visit Log
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