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Hand Bound Album for a family keepsake

Albert Menzo Dunlap and Eva Wyman Dunlap leaving for China in 1912
Albert Menzo Dunlap and Eva Wyman Dunlap leaving for China in 1912

In 1912 Dr. and Mrs. Albert M. Dunlap set sail for China. Albert to begin his medical practice as an otolaryngologist and Eva to begin the next phase of her painting life. They built a life together and raised six children. This article though features the five panel image Eva created on their voyage forty plus years later when they returned permanently to the United States.

Family keepsake album with digitally reproduced watercolor of Hong Kong Harbor 1953. Original water color by Eva Wyman Dunlap.
Family keepsake album with digitally reproduced watercolor of Hong Kong Harbor 1953. Original water color by Eva Wyman Dunlap.
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Fun Frame Job – Jigsaw Puzzle

Souvenir Jigsaw Puzzle from Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire.

Just how many ways can you spell Winnipesaukee? Apparently a few hundred.

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Family Bibles

Bible Cover

For the centuries families who were able kept a family bible not only to read daily but to record marriages, births, deaths and the many details which tell a family’s history, genealogy and perhaps their place in society. Over the years these tomes have ample opportunity to fall into disrepair:

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Fun Frame Job – Chinese Zodiac

Close up of Dragon symbol
Close up of Dragon symbol

Several years ago, in the 90’s, I had a client who had brought in a group of Chinese zodiac symbols painted on and cut out of tissue paper.

These had been acquired on a trip to Asia and while not expensive souvenirs they held a great deal of meaning for my client.

Together we opted to showcase the range of the 60 year Chinese zodiac cycle: 5 elements each represented by one set of a twelve year cycle, each year represented by one of 12 animals.

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Old Comfort Farm

The Mill at Old Comfort Farm
The Mill at Old Comfort Farm
The Mill at Old Comfort Farm digitally restored
The Mill at Old Comfort Farm digitally restored

Old Comfort Farm is situated in the beautiful Maryland farmland of northern Frederick, Maryland. Owners Bill and Bonny Sydnor brought the damaged photo, top, to be restored in time to display when their home was toured as part of the Historic House and Church Tour in Creagerstown, Maryland in September 2009, and featured in the September issue of Frederick Magazine.

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Honoring Life, framing Holy Water

Holy Water Memorial Frame
Holy Water Memorial Frame

The art and artifacts of our lives tell stories of all sizes and shapes. We are often given these things as gifts or chose them to decorate, bringing color to our lives.

A remembrance of someone who has left us, through death or relocation, or a time of life that is past never to return is a more delicate challenge.