How to Care for Your Framed Piece at Home

How to Care for Your Framed Piece at Home

March 24, 2022

We discuss conservation framing and why it's important to use this process and archival materials to protect our antique collections. We also give you quick tips on how to hang, clean, and care for your framed antique items once you get them home.

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Lost Wax Bronze Casting

Lost Wax Bronze Casting

March 18, 2022

The lost wax method dates to the 3rd millennium BC and has sustained few changes since then. Although the method is over 6,000 years old, the lost wax method had a resurgence among European sculptors in the 1860s and in the United States in the early 1900s. Artists like Frederic Remington and Jules Moigniez mastered the technique and their methods served as inspiration for later 20th century artists.

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Flags of the First American Centennial

Flags of the First American Centennial

March 17, 2022

America’s first Centennial was cause for great celebration. Read about the flags and ephemera that were produced as part of this grand celebration.

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Antique Decorative Folding Fans

Antique Decorative Folding Fans

March 11, 2022

We recently acquired four beautiful antique folding fans- a decorative form of ephemera with a rich history. Decorated fans date back to as early as 3000 BC, and have been both a beautiful piece of folk art as well as a functional, ceremonial, and useful tool. Few art pieces combine such functionality with beauty and extravagance.

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Influential Women of the Sky and Space

Influential Women of the Sky and Space

March 07, 2022

On International Women’s Day, we celebrate and remember the great and powerful achievements of women throughout history and today. Two women who have made an impact on women’s achievements are Amelia Earhart and Sally Ride. Amelia Earhart was the first female pilot to ever fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Sally Ride was the first American woman in space. 

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Celebrating Our Presidents

Celebrating Our Presidents

February 21, 2022

With Presidents’ Day coming up, we reflect on those who molded our proud country into what it is today. From George Washington to Dwight Eisenhower, there are so many great names we cherish and treasure to this day. This blog will highlight and feature a few of the most well-known and powerful presidents who have served our country. 

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Denver & Rio Grande Railroad

Denver & Rio Grande Railroad

February 17, 2022

Much of Colorado’s history and development can be traced back to the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. Read more in this week's blog.

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Discovering Yellowstone

Discovering Yellowstone

February 11, 2022

Many might be surprised to learn that America’s early railroad companies were instrumental in the creation of our national parks. Read more about the discovery and establishment of Yellowstone.

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What Are Engravings and How Are They Made?

What Are Engravings and How Are They Made?

February 04, 2022

Engravings were a great way to represent our country's history and document special events throughout time. The versatility of engravings made them extremely popular amongst artists and art collectors. The precise attention to detail was something that typically couldn’t be achieved through other art forms like lithographs, making them highly collectible and sought after.

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Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell

February 01, 2022

Norman Rockwell is one of the most famous American artists and illustrators to date. Read more about this influential artist in this week's blog.

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Sharing America with the Masses

Sharing America with the Masses

January 28, 2022

As new territories were added to the Union in the early 19th century, artistic depictions gave the American population a look at what was yet to be claimed in the west.

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Adolphe Hippolyte Dufour's 1864 Map of America

Adolphe Hippolyte Dufour's 1864 Map of America

January 25, 2022

Original maps have become more scarce and hard to come by, and those that have survived are collectible for many different reasons. One example of a highly collectible original map is this beautiful and incredibly detailed map from 1864 of North America entitled Amerique du Nord produced by Adolphe Hippolyte Dufour.

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