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Rockwell Painting Found Worth $15 Million

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AP – Thu Nov 30, 1:08 PM ET

This file photo originally released April 6, 2006, by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass., shows Rockwell’s original painting ‘Breaking Home Ties,’ which appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post in 1954 that depicts a father and son saying goodbye as the boy leaves for college. The painting, which had been discovered hidden behind a fake wall in its owner’s Vermont home, was sold for $15.4 million to an anonymous telephone bidder, Sotheby’s auction house said Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006.(AP Photo/Norman Rockwell Museum, File)

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Posted by on December 3, 2006 in Archeology, Art, Current Events, News, People

 

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“All Fall Down”

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“All Fall Down”
Photograph by Michael Melford

Battered by sea and storm, the massive walls of Fort Jefferson rise from Florida’s Garden Key in Dry Tortugas National Park. Cast-iron frames once held shutters for cannon portals. As it rusts, the iron expands dramatically, superintendent Dan Kimball explains, “and just explodes the masonry out of the walls.” The most recent effort to restore the walls began last year, but it’s going to cost more than 12 million dollars to complete. “We didn’t get funding this year,” Kimball says, “but we’re hoping to restart the project by 2008.”

 
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Posted by on October 12, 2006 in Archeology, Art, Nature, Organic, Photography

 

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