Needlepoint kit by Dimensions, and item #2185.
The finished size fits frame 14? x 14? without mat, or 18? x 18?with mat. The kit includes:
Design Printed in Full Color on Cotton 12-mesh Interlock Canvas
- Persian Wool Yarn
- Cotton Embroidery Floss
- Step-by-step Illustrated Instructions.
The kit is copyrighted 1981 Dimensions, Inc. Made in the U.S.A.
From Wikipedia: "The details of the picture, as with most Norman Rockwell works, combine to tell a story, in this case a story of endings and beginnings, as a boy from New Mexico leaves home for the first time. The painting, considered by experts to be one of Norman Rockwell's masterworks, is also one of the most widely reproduced.
The young man and his father sit on the running board of the family's stakesided farm truck. The ticket protruding from the son's pocket, and the single rail visible at the lower corner of the painting, by which the trio sit, suggest that they are at a whistle stop waiting for the train.
The son's books are stacked on a new suitcase bearing a "State U" pennant. With his tie and socks perfectly matched, wearing pressed white trousers and matching jacket, he is ready for his new life in college. The young man's shoes are shined to a polished gleam, as, hands folded, and with the family dog resting his head in his lap, his gaze focuses eagerly toward the horizon, and on the next chapter in his life.
In contrast, the father, sits slumped with both his and his son's hats clutched in his hand, as if reluctant to let him go. The direction of his gaze is opposite to his son's. His watchchain dangles, near at hand, from his shirt pocket. There is a red flag and a lantern at the ready, near his right hand, atop a well-used trunk. With the son's luggage unloaded and waiting next to them, there is nothing left for him to do but signal the train to stop, and his pose suggests that he is looking up the track, dreading the imminent arrival of the train that will carry his son away.
Though the two figures are not looking at each other, the sense of family ties is very strong in the iconic 1954 picture."
Kit is still sealed; packaging has some wear.