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Hello,

 

I am asking a question about how some of the other members on the forum display their yard-long photos? I have one in my collection that had come in a frame, but because the frame was so rotted it ended up falling apart. A few months ago I had gone to a custom framer to see if I could get it reframed and the price was just outrageous! Something like $700 I believe, maybe more! It would have been like 20 times what I had paid for the photo itself! Needless to say I didn't go through with the custom framing, but would still like an interesting Idea to go about displaying the yardlong!

Looking forward to your ideas!
Hunt

I am an amateur collector of US military items of the 20th century.

 

Looking for items related to:

-The Aleutian Island Campaign of WW2, Alaskan Theater, Alaska Defense Command, and more specifically the Battle of Attu

-Items related to the 50th Combat Engineer Regiment/Battalion

-Items related to Wheelus Air Force Base Libya, particularly from 1957-1960

-WW2 items belonging to service members from Northern Virginia

-WW2 Uniforms (all branches and services)

-Cheap/Throwaway WW2 named uniforms

-Smaller WW2 Groupings

-7th Infantry Division Items

-WW2 Photos and Letters (all branches, theaters, services, etc)

 

^^ PM ME!!

 

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Sometimes you can get lucky and stumble on original frames at antique shops or auctions

 

There are also similar sized frames available at frame stores, usually a bit larger. I but large sheets of matte board and great a custom matte border to fill the excess area. A large sheet of matte at Michael's costs around $6 and is about 3'x2'.

 

Now, it's my 2-yard long WWI USMC aviation photo I need to figure out how to display

-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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I put all of mine in custom made archival plexiglass and aluminum frames. Acid fee, UV safe and won't shatter and damage the photo if the frame falls off the wall. Most all cost under $100. It would depend on the value of the photo (or what it meant to you) to go this route or not.

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Specific areas of collecting and buying interest:

WWI/WWII 40th (Sunshine) Division, Camp Kearny, Camp Harry Jones, WWI/WWII 158th Infantry, USS Oklahoma, USS Swordfish (SS-193), Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mexican Border (1916),

Norman Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Norman, OK, Tinker Field or AFB, Submariner Items, Knives, Bayonets, Sweetheart Jewelry, other unique

or odd items with interesting stories.

 

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Huh didn't realize yard length frames were actually so plentiful! I guess my Michaels doesn't have one... will look into the options shown!

Thanks a lot for the replies so far!
Hunt

I am an amateur collector of US military items of the 20th century.

 

Looking for items related to:

-The Aleutian Island Campaign of WW2, Alaskan Theater, Alaska Defense Command, and more specifically the Battle of Attu

-Items related to the 50th Combat Engineer Regiment/Battalion

-Items related to Wheelus Air Force Base Libya, particularly from 1957-1960

-WW2 items belonging to service members from Northern Virginia

-WW2 Uniforms (all branches and services)

-Cheap/Throwaway WW2 named uniforms

-Smaller WW2 Groupings

-7th Infantry Division Items

-WW2 Photos and Letters (all branches, theaters, services, etc)

 

^^ PM ME!!

 

Instagram: @surplus_central https://instagram.com/surplus_central/

eBay: http://www.ebay.com/usr/giovachm

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