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 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 Prosthetics Collection - Prosthetic care goes to the fifth Egyptian Dynasty (2750-2625 B.C.) as archaeologists unearthed the oldest known splint of that period. The earliest known reference to an artificial limb was around 500 B.C. when Herodotus wrote that a prisoner cut off his foot to escape his chains and put on a wooden substitute. The oldest known artificial limb, from 300 B.C., was a copper and wood leg unearthed at Capri, Italy in 1858. After the U.S. Civil War, the government committed to supplying prostheses to veterans after which at least 200 clinics and 2,000 skilled workers eventually appeared. American amputees in WWI were far less than European, and European techniques developed at a faster pace. This lag was addressed by the Surgeon General who had a meeting of national prosthetists resulting in the American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association which developed ethical standards, scientific, and educational programs. The development of anesthesia by Dr. Crawford Long and penicillin by Pasteur greatly improved survivability of prosthetic surgery in general. IBM first developed external power for devices in 1949. The space race has resulted in untold methods, controls, electronic devices, and improved materials for prosthetics. The bottom line is that Prosthetics aims to replace amputated limbs with artificial limbs that restore the highest level of functionality as possible. Prosthetics!