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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- Great for Birthdays, Retirements, Graduations, Achievements, Holidays, Or just to say thank you.
- Even great for your personal collection.
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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 Architecture Collection - There is no doubt that architecture matters in the lives of ordinary people. According to Lewis Mumford, "The central purpose of architecture has always been nothing less than the improvement of the human condition." Whereas man did not invent caves, he certainly improved upon them. In its simplest form, architecture is certainly the designing of space for human use. But then again, how well this is done, makes all the difference in the world. From ancient times, man has designed edifices for both the living and the dead, such as the pyramids and the Taj Mahal, that have touched the very inner core of our being. We still marvel today at many of these structures as monuments worthy of our contemplation. Architecture is more than just enclosing space. If tastefully, technically, and thoughtfully done, the results of architecture can indeed enhance the human condition, in both a physical and a very real spiritual sense. JAMES HOBAN - 1762-1831 - Won the design competition for the new president's house in 1792, and supervised the construction. It was built of Virginia freestone on the front, and the remainder was painted white, forever being called the White House. He also designed some hotels in Washington, D.C. and supervised the rebuilding of the White House when it was destroyed in the War of 1812. THOMAS JEFFERSON- 1743-1826 - The third President of the U.S. is also noted for his own unique contributions to the field of natural history and especially to the field of architecture. His famous mansion home at Monticello incorporates many ideas emphasizing form and function. Benjamin Banneke - 1731-1806 - A bit of intrigue ensued when the chief planner and architect of the District of Columbia was dismissed by Thomas Jefferson in 1792, and he took all the maps and plans with him. But Benjamin Banneker, a member of the survey team, was able to reconstruct most of the plans from memory and improve on them. Thanks to Banneker, today we have a much more sensible plan than what was originally set forth.