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.
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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 hunter green 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 Dentistry Collection - The history of Dentistry has an indefinite beginning in that ancient man suffered from most of the dental problems that modern man has, and it is unclear just when actual dentistry came into being. From the 5th century B.C. until about the 18th century, the most common procedure was the removal of painful teeth. Records of dental science are first found in 7th century B.C. Assyria where they were concerned with “toothache, looseness of teeth, discoloration, bad breath, excessive saliva, and dental decay.” The “worm” was thought to be the cause of toothache. Hippocrates in about 400 B.C. discussed at length the development of teeth, dental diseases, and the special instruments in use. The first book devoted entirely to dentistry appeared anonymously in 1530. Professional status of dentists came from French kings in their statutes as early as 1577. The rights and duties of the “experts for the teeth” were contained in the royal edicts of 1699 and 1768. Progress was rapid once techniques were learned to make dentures, crowns, bridges, and also to actually fill teeth. A significant improvement was the use of “gas” and of course local anesthesia. Today, the profession of dentistry has expanded to the point where there are many branches and specialties. * George Eastman saw his products become indispensable to dentistry, especially the X-ray, but also cameras developed especially for dental photography. In addition, he directly supported dentistry beginning in 1909 when he contributed to the Rochester Dental Society to support of its public school dental clinic program. His philanthropic endeavors resulted in a great many advances in dentistry as well as the establishment of scores of clinics. * It's little remembered that when President Wilson proclaimed Flag Day in 1916, it was due to a 30 year campaign by Dr. Bernard J. Cigrand of Illinois. Cigrand actually held his own observance of the flag on June 14, 1885 while a school teacher in Stoney Hill, WI. He later studied dentistry at Northwestern, became a professor of dental theory and practice, was the dean from 1903 to 1906, served as president of the Chicago Public Library, served in the Spanish American War and World War I as a dental surgeon, published articles on American history and the history of dentistry. It's fitting that Flag Day was proclaimed June 14, Cigrand’s original “flag day”. * There are many stories of George Washington and his wooden teeth, but very little documentation to the fact. There are, however, newspaper ads dated 1789 by John Greenwood, one of Washington’s dentists, that he was well established in dentistry and “sold brushes, dentifrices and tooth powder proper for the teeth and gums.” * The first recorded forensic use of dental records occurred when Paul Revere, a dentist, identified the body of Dr. Joseph Warren because of a dental treatment he, Revere, had done two years earlier. The Doctorhad been killed along with 420 others at Bunker Hill (actually Breed’s Hill) June 17, 1775. Revere was a silversmith in Boston, also a dentist, gun powder manufacturer and copper engraver. He designed the first continental currency, the official seal of the colonies, and the state seal of Massachusetts. * Early in his career, Walt Disney produced a dental health education film, “Tommy Tuckers’ Tooth,” and later did a 30 minute cartoon on tooth brushing under a contract from the American Dental Association. Walt also allowed molds to be made of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs from which the ADA made plaster figures to be used as rewards for dentists’ young patients. * An amalgam of silver and mercury has been used in China for many centuries, being described by Li-Shi-cen in a medical text of 1596. The composition of amalgams have varied, as have the results, but in 1895 a composition of 73.1% silver was introduced by G.V. Black, quickly becoming a standard.