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 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 Iron Horse Collection- IRON HORSE was the most famous expression of the flanged wheel on a steel rail and the whistle of a locomotive was the most exciting sound in the land. The railroad's role in American history was essential and dramatic, particularly in the 19th century, when it literally built a dynamic nation out of an empty and sprawling continent. It was actually the only major industry in the country at the time, and grew at an amazing pace until virtually every town, no matter how remote, was within 25 miles of a railroad, and intimately dependent upon it. Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific RR Act authorizing the Central Pacific to lay track east from Sacramento, and the Union Pacific west from the Missouri River. May 10, 1869 at Promontory Point, Utah, L. Stanford of the Central Pacific (Jupiter) and Dr. Durant of the Union Pacific (#119) drove home the Golden Spike to complete the first transcontinental railroad. 1870 saw the first rail laid in Minnesota for the Northern Pacific route, while the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe was pushing west in southern Colorado where they came into conflict with the Denver & Rio Grand being built by General W.J. Palmer. The D & RG won a violent fight for the mountain The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was chartered Feb. 28, 1828, and on Independence day July 4, Charles Caroll, the sole surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence, turned the first spade of earth for the project to connect Baltimore (Chesapeake Bay) to the Ohio River (379 miles). Starting as a horse drawn railroad, it experimented with the Tom Thumb engine (see stamp) and evolved into the modern railroad of today. Many cities had a variety of streetcars ranging from horse drawn, cable powered, to electric power, a few still in existence today.gateway through RoyalGorge but lost the race to Raton Pass, the easiest route into New Mexico. One of the few remaining narrow gauge railroads runs today from Durango to Silverton, Colorado. Bigger than life was John Luther (Casey) Jones, immortalized bythe verse of Wallace Saunders, as the Cannonball tried to make Canton, Mississippi on time as Casey filled in for a sick engineer. "And all the switchmen knew by the engine's moans, That the manat the throttle was Casey Jones..." Landscape artists routinely give a sense of nostalgia, majesty and outright power to their artwork by using the images of locomotives, steam or diesel, crossing wide open spaces. Both the 100 year commemorative of the first postage stamp issued by the U.S. government and the 200 year commemorative of the U.S. Postal Service give tribute to the role the railroads played in delivering the mail in the United States. Around 1828, the railroads started to lay track all around the country. It was slow at first but increased rapidly as the benefits of the railroad became apparent. The number of miles of track in existence in the U.S. peaked at 254,000 in 1916 and has declined since that time, as town after town has witnessed the disappearance of the railroad to history. MILES OF TRACK United States 1835 - 1,000, 1840 - 3,000, 1850 - 9,000, 1860 - 31,000, 1870 - 53,000, 1880 - 93,000, 1890 - 164,000, 1900 - 193,000, 1910 - 240,000, 1916 - 254,000