Tribute to the Elmer (Closed)

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by N4GKS, Nov 13, 2017.

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  1. N4GKS

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  2. W2AI

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    Good Grief; this depiction is not "politically correct"!! The old man has put his hand on the minor. Years from now, when the minor becomes an adult--he will accuse the old man of being sexually abusive...What was Norman Rockwell thinking???.......LOL!!!!:eek:
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  3. N4GKS

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    I knew this post was coming. Just surprised it too so long.
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  4. W2AI

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    Seriously, Casey. Politics in general has really sunken to new lows nationwide and locally. Anybody can accuse anyone of anything out of spite or political retribution--even to get their 15 minutes of fame. Taking it on a Local level, for both major political parties--it is getting quite difficult to find qualified individuals to run for public office. Attacks on character, family and business coupled with rumors and innuendos are now very commonplace.
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  5. N2EY

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    Are you saying the accusations aren't true?
  6. W4IOA

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    This thread certainly went from pleasant to the sewer in amazing speed
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  7. N2EY

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    I think that illustration needs some explanation.

    What I see depicted is a young lad demonstrating radio to his beloved grandfather. The boy is the Elmer.
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  8. GM3ZMA

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    Quite possibly.

    Also, the picture is a sweet representation from simpler, innocent times which have passed long ago.

    Jim GM3ZMA
  9. K8ERV

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    Great pix! Trying to figure out which person is me.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
  10. N2EY

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    I'm no expert on Norman Rockwell, but I've seen a lot of his work, I admire him greatly, and that's how the illustration reads to me.

    (Norman Rockwell was first and foremost an illustrator).

    I disagree.

    "The times" were never "simpler" nor "innocent".

    The illustration is from the cover of Literary Digest magazine for February 1920. That was a time of Prohibition, the beginning of the Roaring Twenties, and when millions were recovering from the Great War. American women were about to finally get the right to vote (August 1920). The Jazz Age was beginning, which many saw as a serious erosion of values and morality.

    Most of Norman Rockwell's illustrations show an idealized view of American life and culture - not the reality. That's not a bad thing. He is quoted as saying "I paint my happiness - I do not live it".
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