Each frame uses authentic US Postal stamps surrounded by a brief write-up and printed art, which embrace the subject or occupation.
A Perfect Gift
- Great for Birthdays, Retirements, Graduations, Achievements, Holidays, Or just to say thank you.
- Even great for your personal collection.
Ready To Hang
- 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 camel 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 Civil Engineering Collection - The "profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences gained by study, experience, and practice is applied with judgement to develop ways to utilize economically the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind." While scientists are involved in discovering and exploring basic truths, civil engineers normally work toward completing specific projects by applying their knowledge of how things work. Ancient engineering conjures up images of canals, aqueducts, harbors, lighthouses, bridges, Roman roads, tunnels, viaducts, the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, and of course the pyramids. Today we wonder how such vast undertakings could ever have been accomplished without the use of most of the machinery we now take for granted. The answer is civil engineering. There is an element of the inventor in every engineer as he or she manipulates various methods of accomplishing projects with a vision that few others can comprehend. The final products many times are eye-openers in that they represent normal materials and methods assembled in a novel manner that had previously not been thought of. The engineering field really started when the Royal Society in London was founded in 1600 to promote the practical application of physical and mathematical laws, in retrospect and astounding step forward for engineering. Many other institutions flourished after this and in 1802 the United States Military Academy at West Point was the first U.S. institution to offer courses in engineering. The bottom line is that civil engineers make reality out of visions. Civil Engineering! Civil Engineering is perhaps the broadest of the engineering fields, for it deals with the creation, improvement, and protection of the communal environment, providing facilities for living, industry and transportation, including large buildings, roads, bridges, canals, railroad lines, airports, water-supply systems, dams, irrigation, harbors, docks, aqueducts, tunnels, and other engineered constructions. The civil engineer must have a thorough knowledge of all types of surveying, of the properties and mechanics of construction materials, the mechanics of structures and soils, and of hydraulics and fluid mechanics. Among the important subdivisions of the field are construction, irrigation engineering, transportation, soils and foundation, geodetic, hydraulic, and coastal and ocean engineering. Henry Stark, M.S., D.Sc. Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute