Whispering Woods Gallery has framed hundreds of vintage photographs and images over the years. This is a collection of projects that we featured during April 2018. Every day we showed an original photo project.  All were framed in our shop in Holland in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. We hope that this will inspire you to frame some of your memories.

Custom Framed Cake Topper “Vintage is Now” Day 1 – Framed 1950’s Wedding Cake Topper - If you have visited Whispering Woods Gallery, you probably have seen this piece displayed on our framing example wall. It’s one of my all time favorite projects. It consists of two wedding photos of my parents and their original wedding…
Vintage photos 1960’s “Vintage is Now” Day 2 – Vintage 60’s black and white candid trio - This is a trio of original black and white photos taken in 1968 of a five year old in Atlantic City, NJ.  Whispering Woods Gallery framed the project  in the late 1980’s and it still looks great due to conservation…
Photo Restoration “Vintage is Now” Day 3- World War II Group Photo Restoration - Photo restoration is a service offered at Whispering Woods Gallery. This group photo from Fort Bragg 1942 came to us without a mat and in an old frame. It had been stored and it sustained water damage. The photo was…
Custom Framed Military Telegram, photo and Purple heart “Vintage is Now”Day 4 -WWII Telegram, Photo & Purple Heart - Day 4 of “Vintage is Now” features an original telegram, military photo and Purple Heart medal. The telegram was a way of communication before emails and social media. A wartime telegram often brought bad news and was dreaded. We are…
Curtis Hall wedding snapshot “Vintage is Now” Day 5-1957 Snapshot restored, enlarged and beautifully framed - “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…
Custom Framed Baby Snapshots from 1955 “Vintage is Now” Day 6-a 1955 black and white snapshot montage - Day 6 of Whispering Woods Gallery’s “Vintage is Now” features a series of snapshots from a warm spring day in 1955. The framed piece was given to the baby, now an adult, for a special birthday. The baby photos were…
Vintage custom framed photo “Vintage Is Now” Day 7-1940’s NYC Copacabana Club souvenir photo - Our Day 7 “Vintage is Now” photo goes back to WWII and the Copacabana Club in New York City. This was enlarged from a souvenir keepsake taken by a professional photographer who went from table to table taking photos.  We…
Vintage Postcard Shadowbox “Vintage is Now” Day 8-Shore memories with snapshots, souvenirs, and a map - Today’s “Vintage is Now” project is a collage of family memories. It was featured in Picture Framing Magazine in 2017. It consists of vintage snapshots from the 1950’s, vintage postcards, a map, and some Jersey Shore souvenirs of the same…
Custom Framed WWII memorabilia “Vintage is Now” Day 9-Purple Heart Certificate, Photo and Medals - Day 9 of “Vintage is Now” is a sad one. We framed an original military photo with a Purple Heart certificate and medals all in one frame. Our young US soldier was killed in action on December 25, 1944 in…
1940’s photo snapshot custom framed “Vintage is Now” Day 10- A simple 1940’s snapshot - Day 10 of “Vintage is Now” features a candid snapshot of a mother and son in the 1940’s. It was taken in the backyard on a sunny day. It is honest. There was no primping or posing.   The subjects…
“Vintage is Now” Day 11-Four 1940’s Baby Photos - Our Day 11 “Vintage is Now” photo is four small black and white photos taken by a professional photographer in the 1940’s. Every time that I see this project I smile! This little guy was so cute! Yes, he’s still cute!…
Photo and Medals ”Vintage is Now” Day 12-NY School for the Deaf photo and medals - “Vintage is Now” Day 12-NY School for the Deaf in Manhattan. This photo dates back to the early 1900’s. These are authentic medals, however we made a copy of the original photo to use in this project.  The young deaf…
Vintage photo and postcard custom framed “Vintage is Now” Day 13- A Vintage Postcard and Snapshot - Welcome to Day 13 of Whispering Woods Gallery’s “Vintage is Now” series. This custom framing project is a fun one! This goes back to the late 1940’s where my Mom and Dad met on Chelsea Beach in Atlantic City, NJ.…
Wedding photo custom framed “Vintage is Now” Day 14-From a wedding album - Welcome! Today’s “Vintage is Now” photo is from a 1952 wedding album. This was the matron of honor and sister of the bride and her husband. The photography is stunning showing the reflections in the mirror. We proudly display this…
Framed pony and wedding photos “Vintage is Now” Day 15-Memories of Mom and Dad - Day 15 of Whispering Woods Gallery’s “Vintage is Now” series is a unique combination. We combined three photos into one frame for Bill of Newtown, Pa. In the center we see Bill’s parents wedding photograph from 1957 and 1930’s pony…
Custom framed wedding portrait “Vintage is Now” Day 16-Grandparents~ Custom Framed To Be Remembered - This is one of the loveliest vintage wedding photos that we have framed. When Lisa of Philadelphia came in with this large original 1920’s photo, I knew that it would be special.  It was to be a  gift to her…
Custom framed photo and calling card “Vintage is Now” Day 17- Early 1900’s head shot and Ladies Business Card - Day 17 of Whispering Woods Gallery’s “Vintage is Now” series features a simple project that means a lot to me. This is an original photo of my grandmother Sophie with her calling card. Similar to a business card, a calling…
“Vintage is Now” Day 18 – 1960’s Baby Photos - Today’s “Vintage is Now” photo shows a series of Kim’s fun baby photos from the late 1960’s. These photos bring a smile to everyone that views them! They were framed in the 80’s elsewhere in very bold colors and it…
WWII custom framed sketch with photos “Vintage is Now” Day 19-Framed World War II pencil sketch and vintage photos - Day 19 of Whispering Woods Gallery’s “Vintage is Now” goes back to WWII-1945. US Army combat engineer Warren Stichtenoth created this “Cannon Bunker” sketch and a local resident, Wayne Potok recently custom framed it to remember his Dad, Charles Potok.…
Custom Framed Family Photos “Vintage is Now” Day 20-Shoe box photos come to life! - One of our customers came in with these snapshots to create a meaningful birthday gift for her husband. We experimented by moving the photos around to come up with this creative arrangement. At Whispering Woods Gallery every framing project is…
Custom framed photo montage “Vintage is Now” Day 21- Memories Montage - A few months ago we worked on an interesting project of framing many snapshots for a new resident of a nearby independent living community. She stopped by the shop with a very large folder of her favorite photos. There were…
USS Rawlins custom framed ship “Vintage is Now” Day 22- WWII USS Rawlins - This photo reprint of the USS Rawlins was recently framed to celebrate a 90th birthday for a sailor who served on this ship in the South Pacific during WWII. We were asked to include the ribbons of this very young…
custom picture framing “Vintage is Now” Day 23-Teaching Certificate, Ring and Photo Restoration - Welcome to Whispering Woods Gallery’s series of vintage photo projects.  Every day in April we are featuring a custom framed vintage photo project from our shop. Today’s project dates back to 1910. We framed three very dear items for Mary…
Lucy the Elephant “Vintage is Now” Day 24 – Here’s Lucy! - Welcome to Day 24 of Whispering Woods Gallery’s “Vintage is Now” series. This is an example of  how we think “outside of the frame.” We started with a small original 1956 black and white snapshot of Lucy the Elephant, my…
John F. Kennedy Mass Card Custom Framed “Vintage is Now” Day 25 – JFK Mass Card - During my 31 years of framing, I have framed just a few funeral Mass cards. This is one that I will always remember. This was a Mass card honoring John F. Kennedy.  I framed it for Judy of Holland quite a…
Custom Framed Stevie Ray Vaughan photo, guitar strings and pick “Vintage is Now” Day 26 – Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Guitar Strings, Photo and Guitar Pick - Welcome to “Vintage is Now” day 26 where I feature a vintage photo of American blues musician Stevie Ray Vaughan, his guitar string packets and a guitar pick.  Combining a photo with objects helps to tell the story. We frequently…
“Vintage is Now” Day 27 – WWII and more - Today’s project was for a customer that I will always remember. A few years ago Karl came to me with several military medal projects to be framed. Karl and I worked on one project at a time, framing his grandfather’s…
Vintage photo 1920’s custom framed “Vintage is Now” Day 28 – Grandparents Remembered - Welcome to “Vintage is Now” Day 28. For the past month I have posted a framed vintage project every day. For those who visit our shop, you will see this restored framed photo with the original, which has a crack…
Vintage photography custom framed “Vintage is Now” Day 29 – Where will our images be 100 years from now? - As our month of showing vintage photo projects comes to an end, we wonder what will become of the photographic images of today? Photos like the two above have been treated well over the years. When our customers bring in…
Vintage baby photo custom framed “Vintage is Now” Day 30 – My First “Bad Hair Day” - Today we complete the “Vintage is Now” photo series. We end it with a photo from  the beginning of this framer’s photo album. This was the first photo taken of me and I was obviously starting the pattern of bad…