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Korean War Vet's Flag & Medals Shadowbox Frame

While you may have never heard of Allen R. Alexander, make no mistake about it: He was a worthy gentleman who deserves his country's praise. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea in 1953 and passed away in the new millenium. His daughter brought in his funeral flag along with a whole bunch of military memorabilia that Mr. Alexander accumulated while in the service and after. Our shop manager, Dana, designed a great shadowbox collage with his service patches, dog tags, his military i.d. along with his Bronze Star and Citation.

The frame used was a Max Moulding 224303 Dark Plum wood moulding that was 3 13/16" tall, with the glass size of the framing coming in at 29 x 24". She used anti-reflective glass to allow maximum visibility of the items inside since the frame was so deep. Matting used was Crescent 9889 Deep Blue. The Bronze Star and citation were framed in a Nielsen 93-167 profile aluminum frame and incorporated into the main shadowbox frame as a "frame-within-a-frame" to give it more emphasis.

The flag was folded properly and as tightly as possible before being sewn down to the background mat board. Other elements were attached to platforms of mat board with risers. Note that the platforms do, in many cases, mimic the shapes of the items mounted upon them.

Framing designed and executed by Dana L. Fisher, MCPF.
Photos by Brian D. Flax, CPF
Images shown by kind permission of Beverley Holeman.