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220 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60604
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Octagonal Marathon Collage Shadowbox Frame

Elsewhere in the Framescape Gallery, you will find a shadowbox of marathon medals, including the final LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon, run by our client Tom Mosher. Not satisfied with just one frame full of marathon medals, Tom brought us some more upon which to work our magic. What we find most remarkable about Tom is that he suffered a nasty stroke, but fought his way back from it to be able to run, once again. He is one tough guy! A Vietnam War veteran and probation officer, Tom has seen it all. We were grateful that he was still with us to bring in more medals and tell the tale. A true profile in courage!

Our shop manager, Dana, designed an octagonal-shaped frame to house the 10 medals and two bibs shown below.

The frame is a Larson-Juhl 119630 Confetti Black cap that is 1" wide. The frame is fitted with ArtGlass Water White Anti-Reflective glass and the matting is Crescent 5511 Light Grey Suede fabric matting. There are box strips of the grey suede lining on the inside of the octagonal frame to hold the glass in place and provide a ledge against which to place the shadowbox platform with the medals. The ribbons on the medals have been inserted through slits in the matting and attached on the back. The bib numbers have been mounted on black board  and then elevated with risers.

When designing shadowbox frames, you need to keep in mind how many layers of material the frame needs to encompass so that you can pick a frame with the proper rabbet depth (the rabbet is the area under the lip of the frame or how deep it is from the glass to the back face of the frame).

Frame designed by Dana L. Fisher, MCPF
Photo credits:  Brian D. Flax, CPF
Images shown by kind permission of Mr. Thomas Mosher