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Travel Bug Dog Tag Art-Rockwell-Tattoo Artist TB02

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Sunday, 20 July 2014
Texas, United States
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In Foxtrot Tango Foxtrot

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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. 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 this one.  A sailor having the artist crossing out the names of old girlfriends and adding a new name; this one made me laugh.  This illustration appeared on the cover of the Post, March 4,1944, although I first saw it years later.

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Tracking History (2741.9mi) View Map

Dropped Off 10/19/2015 Benttandem placed it in Foxtrot Tango Foxtrot Texas - 20.75 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 10/14/2015 pH 7.0 discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered this at the Brewdoo lunch event today.

Retrieve It from a Cache 10/14/2015 Benttandem retrieved it from Club UFO: Brewdoo Texas   Visit Log

I grabbed this from Lucky Feather today. I will move it on shortly.

Dropped Off 10/14/2015 LuckyFeather placed it in Club UFO: Brewdoo Texas - 78.03 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/11/2015 LuckyFeather took it to Bruin Slough Texas - 23.32 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/10/2015 LuckyFeather took it to SETX Gang Octoberfest Texas - 96.34 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/07/2015 LuckyFeather took it to 182 Untested Taps on the Wall Texas - 28.39 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/04/2015 LuckyFeather took it to _$p3c14|_Ch4r4c73r$_N33d3d_ Texas - 4.13 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/03/2015 LuckyFeather took it to Lone Star State Series 42 Texas - 32.53 miles  Visit Log
Visited 09/30/2015 LuckyFeather took it to 184 Untested Taps on the Wall Texas - 28.21 miles  Visit Log
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