Posted 6 years ago
I was lucky enough to move into a 1935 Chatham Sears kit house, that has lots of wall space. One of my collections is prints, art, and photographs. One of my favorite things of these is finding wonderful Sheet music, and magazines and framing them. I've now moved on to fixing old frames as well. I spent a lot of time cutting mats, and bringing old frames back to life.
Here I'm showing very little of what I still have, but they are my favorites.
In the last picture is two of my favorite old magazines. I'm very careful with these because I don't want to ruin them, so I frame the whole thing. In the blue one to the right is an old Fortune magazine, January 1933. This was a gift. My brother in law made the frame glass on both sides to enjoy the front and the back.
The large print I can't find anything on, but it's one of my Gems. Marked the Three Muses someone painted silver around it, so I had to cut a mat for it, and will be finished that one soon too. Yes they killed the value, but it really is beautiful.
Above that is the round cherub print. This one is interesting. It has a nazi insignia that was put on the frame. I'm not one for collecting such things but I love the print. I put it high enough on the wall the insigna is hard to see.
The watercolors are a big hit, and I have much to do with the one still. Found in the trash with the frame you can see the damage there. That is a project I have yet to do. Hopefully when I'm done you won't notice the water marks.
Lastly the Alka Seltzer ad. It's whimsical and fun. Framing was a chore.