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Re: "Norman Rockwell Prints"

Postby Palomino on Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:05 pm

I've been unable to post answer under the Heading of

"Norman Rockwell's Checkers Prints"

Answer to part #1

"CHECKERS" is an illustration by Norman Rockwell done for a story about an older circus clown named Pokey Joe. Published by Ladies' Home Journal magazine in 1929, readers find Pokey Joe feeling sad and blue because he believes he is no longer funny. His circus friends come up with a plan to lift Pokey Joe's spirits and renew his self-confidence by coaxing him into a checkers game and conspiring to let Pokey Joe win.
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Regards, "Pal" Bucker

BTW,

In the early 1930s "CHECKERS" was made into a puzzle by the Arteno Co. of Boston, MA.
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http://www.oldpuzzles.com/Examples/deta ... =208&tag=7

Another puzzle:
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http://www.puzzlehistory.com/itsyrmv.jpg\

And another!
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"Norman Rockwell Checker Prints"

Postby Mr. Checkers on Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:54 pm

I love it--this is great--what more can I say!! "Checkers" was the oldest of the 3 Norman Rockwell checker prints--now what are the other two? And Pal thank you so much for the historical background of this Rockwell "Checkers" Print. (Cont.)
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Postby Palomino on Wed Dec 21, 2005 10:53 am

Answer to part #2
"Last Move" Is the title of the panting where in the two "old codgers" are playing a game of checkers.
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If you have any history of this painting, I hope you will share it with us, I'd like to know what year it was painted and was it an illustration or magazine cover or what?

Regards, "Pal" Bucker
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Postby Mr. Checkers on Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:50 pm

Well Pal--two Rockwell's down and one to go. The "Last Move", 1948 is owned by the Brown & Bigelow Co. in Minneapolis, Mn. They produce calendars, which is where one can find this wonderful print. Many businesses often give out calendars each year showing Rockwell paintings and prints, so look for it there. In 1993 I got permission from that company to reprint this beautiful print, which I gave out as a Christmas gift to my friends and to charities to raise money. The one on Mr. Lyman's website is one of these reprints. (Cont.)
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Re: Re: "Norman Rockwell Prints"

Postby Palomino on Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:08 pm

Answer to part #3

"The Game" was the cover for the April Fools Day edition of The Saturday Evening Post (April 3, 1943).
This painting is one of the many covers Norman Rockwell did for the Saturday Evening Post.
This paining is full of hidden, odd and out of place objects, for example: Rockwell's signature is backwards.

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Regards, "Pal" Bucker

BTW:
I have this "Norman Rockwell" in the form of a Jigsaw puzzle. The box reads: There are at least forty-five major April fooleries in Normwn Rockwell's April fool cover on this week's Post. If you can find twenty-five of them, you are shooting par. If you can find thirty-five, you're bogey plus and if you find more than that, you ought to start discovering new stars with the naked eye."
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Re: Re: "Norman Rockwell Prints"

Postby Mr. Checkers on Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:00 am

Pal thank you for your imput into this third Norman Rockwell print--"The Game" is correct. (Cont.)
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Re: Re: "Norman Rockwell Prints"

Postby Gene Lindsay on Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:40 pm

Hi,
I just purchased a print of "The Game" on ebay for $3.99 plus shipping of $4.35 for a total of $8.34. You can bid or just use the Buy Now option to purchase it like I did.

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Re: Re: "Norman Rockwell Prints"

Postby Mr. Checkers on Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:53 pm

Gene did you buy the puzzle showing "The Game" or the 1943 picture from the cover of the Saturday Evening Post? Both are nice!! (Cont.)
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Re: Re: "Norman Rockwell Prints"

Postby Gene Lindsay on Fri Dec 23, 2005 11:41 pm

Hi,
I just bought the Print so I could hang it on the wall with my print of "Last Move" now I need to find "Checkers" and I will have all 3.

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Re: Re: "Norman Rockwell Prints"

Postby Mr. Checkers on Sat Dec 24, 2005 10:25 am

Gene you may purchase the "Checkers" print from the Norman Rockwell Museum. http://www.normanrockwellvt.com. Ms. Becky (Cont.)
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