Railroad Man's Retirement Memorabilia Shadowbox

Our client is a personal friend and one of the principals over at Skidmore Owings and Merrill (one of Chicago's oldest and most well-known architectural firms)and, recently, brought in a photo of his wife's grandfather, a pocket watch he had owned and a 40-year service pin from the railroad for whom he worked. This was to be a gift for his wife and had a short time window to be framed as a shadowbox. Our shop manager, Dana, designed the frame treatment for these items and did a great job creating something special for our friend. Take a look:

Railroad Man's Shadowbox Pocket Watch for RRM's S.Box






 40-year service pin


 drop-in shadowbox




 The photo at left shows the drop-in shadowbox prior to framing. Above you can see a cleverly designed platform created by Dana, where she stripped the fabric off a white-core mat board and adhered it to a solid black-core board instead and then had our Wizard 9000 CMC cut it out.

The frame is a Larson-Juhl 613675 Cranbrook Natural Walnut  with Artglass UV Museum-style glass. The matting is Bainbridge 4843 Wheatfield Silkens. 

Framing images shown by kind permission of P. Van Vechten

Framing designed and executed by Dana L. Fisher, CPF