Originally created for the April 24, 1937 edition of the Saturday Evening Post, Ticket Seller was hand proofed and printed by Circle Gallery. This full color lithograph measures 27 by 21 inches and the edition consists of 320 impressions. 200 were numbered and 60 were signed in pencil by Norman Rockwell. 35 impressions were pencil signed and designated with Roman numerals, and an additional 25 were printed on Nacre (Japon) paper.
"Are you bored? Travel!" says one of the posters affixed to this ticket office. The painting is a study in boredom and also, perhaps, a reminder of the Great Depression that still lingered on in 1937. The worst of it may have been over by then, but few people had the money to take advantage of invitations such as "Why not go to Europe?" In any case, Europe had been rendered less attractive to some potential travelers by events such as the Spanish Civil War. The scene is remarkable because it describes both the current events at the time and an illustration of human sentiment.
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