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Travel Bug Dog Tag Art-Eakins-The Waterhole TB

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Owner:
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Released:
Saturday, 26 January 2013
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of Karon53.

This is not collectible.

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Current GOAL

This trackable is unusual. 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 has been dropped off at least 25 times and has survived for at least five years.  As of 27 February 2019, this particular travel bug had been handled by 30 cachers and had lasted 5.9 years (2157 days). I

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.

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

About This Item

EakinsSwimmingHole

This is one of a series of travel bugs made to recognize paintings seen, and admired by the bug owner. A digital copy of this painting 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. One truly must see the original in person to fully appreciate the work. The text below is a mixture of my own observations and material gleaned from the internet (mostly Wikipedia and Web Gallery).

Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins (1844-1916) was an American realist painter, photographer, sculptor, and fine arts educator. He is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important artists in American art history.  He worked exactingly from life, choosing as his subject the people of his hometown of Philadelphia. 
 
As an instructor he was a highly influential presence in American art. The difficulties which beset him as an artist were from seeking to paint the portrait and figure realistically and from behavioral and sexual scandals.  While female nudes were common in art work of the time, the studies of nude males (like this example) were scandalous.  Eakins also took a keen interest in the new technologies of motion photography, a field in which he is now seen as an innovator.  His accurate depictions of humans and animals in motion are a product of that study.  This painting was seen at an exhibition of American art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.

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Tracking History (68163.6mi) View Map

Retrieve It from a Cache 05/18/2019 Karon53 retrieved it from Voliere Berlin, Germany   Visit Log

On the way back from Giga. 😎🙋‍♀️ Next to Finland

Dropped Off 05/18/2019 johnny_cache11 placed it in Voliere Berlin, Germany - 9.4 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/17/2019 johnny_cache11 took it to Bärenhöhle Berlin, Germany - 2.09 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/16/2019 johnny_cache11 took it to #85 Zehlendorfer Spionagenetzwerk (GC87D81) Berlin, Germany - 2.24 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/12/2019 johnny_cache11 took it to #32 Zehlendorfer Spionagenetzwerk (GC84Z2A) Berlin, Germany - 4.66 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/12/2019 johnny_cache11 took it to #74 Zehlendorfer Spionagenetzwerk (GC87A9C) Brandenburg, Germany - 1.24 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/12/2019 johnny_cache11 took it to Mount Machnow Brandenburg, Germany - 5.36 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/12/2019 johnny_cache11 took it to MoCache: Schenkenhorst (L79) Brandenburg, Germany - 13.24 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/09/2019 johnny_cache11 took it to Code blau: Gut beHütet! #21 Brandenburg, Germany - .48 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/09/2019 johnny_cache11 took it to Code blau: Gut beHütet! #38 Brandenburg, Germany - .09 miles  Visit Log
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