“Vintage is Now” Day 5-1957 Snapshot restored, enlarged and beautifully framed

Curtis Hall wedding snapshot
Wedding snapshot restoration and enlargement
1957 Curtis Hall Wedding Snapshot restoration and enlargement

“Vintage is Now” day #5 features a 1957 snapshot of a groom, his sister and parents at Curtis Hall Arboretum just outside of Philadelphia.  Sixty years later, Curtis Hall is still a lovely place to celebrate a wedding! It’s a great photo and a favorite vintage photo project.

We scanned the original candid snapshot, digitally cleaned up the cracks and abrasions and enlarged it. We thoughtfully framed it to give as a gift to the young lady on the left with the great hair style!  Are you looking for a unique gift for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day? Look through an old wedding album or search through some shoe boxes of photos. Choose a few and drop by and we will do the rest.

Ketubah Handling Tips

imageYour gorgeous Ketubah has just arrived in time for your upcoming wedding!  Here are some considerations for handling so that it stays in perfect condition for a lifetime of enjoyment.

  • Try not to excessively handle it before the wedding. It is easy to put a dent in it, so take it to a professional framer as soon as possible to open it.
  • A framer can put a temporary fomecore backing behind it for the ceremony.  Many framers put acetate over it to prevent damage. Other options include matting and/or framing it with out glass for the ceremony.
  • Be sure to read any recommendations from the artist or Ketubah supplier.
  • Check the spelling of your names in English and Hebrew. It’s rare that there are mistakes, but it can happen!
  • Colored nail polish can leave permanent marks on your light colored Ketubah.
  • Use a special fade proof pen for signing.  Ink can fade over the years if exposed to UV light rays. Test your pen if possible to see that it writes smoothly on your Ketubah.
  • Will you display it at the ceremony? Make sure that there is an easel available.
  • The wedding day can be hectic.  Appoint somebody who will make sure that it is carefully wrapped to come home.  Don’t leave it in the trunk of the car for an extended period of time. Take it to a professional picture framer as soon as possible for archival framing to last a lifetime!

These tips are provided by Whispering Woods Gallery in Holland, Pennsylvania.  We have been professionally framing Ketubot in the Philadelphia area since 1986.

Wedding Custom Framing

Custom framing is a great way to remember your special day.  Gather your favorite photographs, invitations and other mementos and we’ll create a wonderful treasure that is cherished forever. We frame wedding items old and new.  We can custom frame your engagement photo, wedding portrait, invitation, ketubah, signature mat, and family photos. Choose from a wide variety of frames.  Our award winning staff will come up with a design that you will enjoy for years to come.

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