Jack Tar – maker unknown – is on display at the marvelous Shelburne Museum of Art in Vermont. I met him there in August, and have felt on friendly terms with him since. He dates back to 1860 or 1870 or thereabouts. He’s seen a lot, no question. But I suspect he isn’t entirely sure what to make of it all. He is a sailor, of course, and he has the expression of someone who has just come ashore.
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