Each frame uses authentic US Postal stamps surrounded by a brief write-up and printed art, which embrace the subject or occupation.
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- Framed in a rich mahogany colored polystyrene frame.
- Double matted with a top mat and a hint of burgundy for the bottom mat.
- Complete with acrylic glass, a dust cover for the back, a sawtooth hanger and protective wall bumpers.
Unique Framed Gifts uses real United States Postal Service stamps surrounded by printed words that embrace the subject and enhance the work while surrounded by a dark blue top mat and a hint of burgundy for the bottom mat. The mahogany colored polystyrene frame comes ready to hang for all to view in an office, den, school or nearly anywhere. A truly unique and perfect gift created for the person, company or organization passionate about the story they closely relate to, while appreciating quality work by dedicated American art framers. Each stamp is pulled by hand and mounted onto the print with a spray glue mount, since most stamps are canceled no two stamps are exactly the same and the product you receive may vary slightly from the product image.
A Glimpse Of The Past Through The Nursing Collection - NURSES seem to have always held a special form of attachment for most people. It may be the outright need of professional medical support, but it’s more than that. A bond forms between patient and provider based on caring. It is so apparent, we call nurses members of the “caring” profession. The dedication necessary to become a nurse develops an appreciation by the receiver of the care involved. Throughout history many nurses have attained renown because of their outstanding individual dedication and endeavors. This artwork is a tribute to those nurses specifically honored in stamps as well as the nursing profession in general. Clara Barton (1821-1912) was appalled at conditions during the Civil War and without official sanction aided casualties in Virginia becoming known as the “Angel of the Battlefield,” and being appointed superintendent of nurses with the Army of the James. She volunteered in Europe in the Franco-Prussian War and in 1881 founded the American Association of the Red Cross. The U.S. Senate voted in 1882 to abide by the Geneva Convention of 1864 which established Red Cross principles in international law. CLARA MAASS (1876-1901) grew up in East Orange, New Jersey, of Dutch ancestry, and trained for nursing at what is now Maass Memorial Hospital. She was a U.S. Army nurse who, as part of a study of Yellow Fever headed by Dr. Walter Reed, served with William Gorgas in Cuba. She, and many other volunteers, allowed themselves to be bitten by mosquitoes. She died a martyr to medical science. MARY WALKER (1832-1919) was ahead of her times on women’s rights becoming a physician in 1855 and serving as a nurse in the Civil War until commissioned and made an assistant surgeon. First woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was awarded for her medical work in the Civil War, withdrawn by the Board of Medal Awards in 1917, and restored by the Army in 1977. LOUISA MAY ALCOTT (1832-1888) attended sick and wounded Civil War victims at the Union Hospital, Georgetown, DC, and wrote about the experiences in a book Hospital Sketches (1863), her first successful book. She later wrote the immortal Little Women and Little Men. She also was active in securing voting rights for women. DOROTHEA DIX (1802-1887) while teaching a Sunday School class at the East Cambridge Corrections House, became appalled at the conditions. She was soon devoted to upgrading poorhouses, insane asylums, and prisons across the country. In the Civil War she was superintendent of women nurses in the Union Army. EMILY BISSELL (1861-1948) although technically not a nurse, was guilty of many of their attributes. She founded the first free kindergarten, the first “Boy’s Brigade”, child labor commission, Children’s Bureau, and established the Delaware chapter of the American Red Cross. When Dr. Edward Trudeau hit upon the idea of selling Christmas seals to fund tuberculosis clinics, Bissell was picked to promote the idea. THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS is a unique organization in that in almost all cases the services are performed by volunteers. In many instances the Red Cross is the only medical relief agency in the area. Time and again young people decide on a medical career, including nursing, as a result of voluntary experience in the Red Cross. ELIZABETH BLACKWELL (1821-1910) was denied admittance to medical school so studied privately, finally being admitted to the Geneva Medical School in Geneva, NY. When she was denied a position to practice medicine, she began her own dispensary, staffed by women and with the help of Clara Barton trained nurses for the Civil War. She also founded the Women’s Medical College in New York and a similar school in London. She is credited with promoting the advancement of women in medicine.