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 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 Orthodontist Collection - Hippocrates wrote of attemps to straighten teeth around 400 B.C. It appears humankind has tried to straighten teeth for thousands of years. Archaeologists have uncovered mummies with crude metal bands wrapped around individual teeth, and it is felt that cat-gut was used as we now use orthodontic wire. As recently as the 1960's, it often took an entire day to put on braces as bands were fitted around each tooth. Now brackets are generally affixed directly to the front of the tooth which hold the tooth-moving wires. NASA was responsible for one of the most dramatic orthodontic breakthroughs in the late 20th century when it developed heat-activated nickel-titanium alloy wires. "At room temperature, heat-activated nickel-titanium wires are very flexible. They're very light, and as they warm to body temperature they become active and gradually move the teeth in the anticipated direction. And because of their high-tech properties, the wires retain their tooth-moving abilities longer than their "passive" stainless steel wire predecessors requiring less frequent attention for adjustments.Orthodontic care is not only for cosmetic purposes. The correct alignment of teeth and jaws can improve the ability to chew food and also correct problems arising from injuries to the teeth. Children can be helped as early as age 7 and the number of adults using orthodontics is increasing rapidly. It is a known fact that as orthodontics produces a healthy, beautiful smile, the person's self-esteem gets a boost also. 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. George Eastman saw his products become indispensable to dentistry, especially the X-ray, but also cameras developed especially for dental photography. He directly supported dentistry beginning in 1909 by contributing to the Rochester Dental Society to support of its public school dental clinic program. 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 Doctor had 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. 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. 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 ADA. 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.”