Norman Rockwell's--"Last Move"--AKA??--answer

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Norman Rockwell's--"Last Move"--AKA??--answer

Postby Mr. Checkers on Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:15 am

This beautiful picture was most often seen on calendars (by Brown & Bigelow) with Rockwell's signature on it--but rarely with a title. It was also found in print form, on postcards etc. If you were looking for it on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post then you will find yourself being sadly disappointed. Over the years members of the checker community have sent out photocopies of the "Last Move" to their friends. I remember receiving one many years ago from my dear friend Tom Wiswell. Since there was no title often one was added to fit the picture. One particular title seemed to fit it more than any other--so that is the one we see most often (even of the cover of James Reeds 1993 Keystone Checker Review). After December of 1993 the real title of the picture surfaced on a print that we gave away to our friends for Christmas of that year. "Checker Trivia question of the Day"? What was the other favorite name given to the "Last Move" by my friend Tom Wiswell and others? (Cont.)
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Re: Norman Rockwell's--"Last Move"--AKA???

Postby Mr. Checkers on Sat Aug 05, 2006 1:08 pm

I might add that this is why we are in no hurry to put a title on our other posting--"It Was 1937"--Capper's Farmers Magazine cover which shows a little boy playing checkers with the store keeper. We have done a lot of research on this and hopefully in time we will be able to come up with the title of this beautiful art piece by Harold N. Anderson. (Cont.)
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Re: Norman Rockwell's--"Last Move"--AKA??-

Postby Mr. Checkers on Sun Aug 27, 2006 2:13 pm

"Its Your Move" was the title most people knew it as. (Cont.)
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