Anatomy of a shadow box. 50's relived. Exquisite picture. Anita Hart Fuller.

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I have gained a picture that is in a huge shadow box.  The anatomy of the box is amazing.  Look at these pictures.  The box is 7" deep, 36" tall, 30" wide and probably weighs 30 pounds and is made of solid wood. 

Here is a corner. corner of shadowbox anita fuller

And here is the back of it with what looks like a final fastener.

back of shadowbox and fastener

And now you must see the whole box propped up against the wall.  The picture is surrounded by velvet and has gold trim around the edge of the picture.

shadowbox with anita hart fuller picture 1950's

What's that?  You think you have seen this picture before?  Yes, you have if you follow this blog.  Before going any further click here to see a little history regarding this picture.  Be sure to read the comments.  The year was 2012 and this picture was in a house that I had listed for sale.  Anita Hart Fuller had sold it at an auction of her mother's property and the owner had it proudly displayed.

I was able to buy it back for her.  Now she has no room for it and she has given it to me!  I swear that one of these days her kids or grandkids will want it so I plan to save it for them.  Here's a closeup of the lady.

Anita Hart Fuller 50's dressup picture in shadowbox

Anita is dressed for a prom in the frilly style dress that girl's wore at the time.  And the dress called for above-the-elbow gloves.  The spots on the picture are on the underside of the glass which can't be cleaned without taking the shadowbox apart!  (I will not do that even for Anita!)  She had on the required rhinestone earrings. She was actually quite lovely!

This is, in my opinion, a great view of the past.  To hang this picture would require great strength and strong nails.  It needs to be propped on a mantle which is where it was when I found it in the house that was for sale.  Or it would be a great addition to the Historical Society  in Searcy!  

For now the picture lives on!!  Thanks, Anita, for trusting me with it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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I am taken by her frilly dress.  I swear I had a prom dress that looked very much liket that one in the late 1950s.

Jan 14, 2018 04:40 PM #1
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Myrl, we all did.  It is not fun to admit that we even lived in the 1950's but it was a fun time.  We all dressed alike just like these crazy kids do today!!

Jan 14, 2018 05:03 PM #2
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
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How lovely Barbara S. Duncan that you have the privilege of keeping it.. and even more wonderful if her grandchildren came looking for it.. and you are able to give it to them.  I was a teenager int he 50's so I dressed very similar to this in those days as well... It is a lovely picture..

Jan 14, 2018 05:11 PM #3
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Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

Fortunately for Anita, she is able to let go of stuff like that picture unlike some of us who are doomed with the eternal task of finding a place for all those momentos from the past.

 

Kudos to you Anita!

Jan 14, 2018 05:26 PM #4
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
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Gloria, I was in the 50's also but no way could my parents have afforded a shadow box like this or a picture like this or a dress like that or could I have been as lovely as Anita!!  Thanks for the comment.

 

Jan 14, 2018 05:36 PM #5
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Don, you know she is moving?  And she is trying to rehome everything including this picture.  Rather than let her throw it away I brought it home. SURELY, one of her grandkids will someday cherish it........

Jan 14, 2018 05:38 PM #6
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Kathy Streib
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Barbara- that is so sweet of you to try to preserve it for her grandchildren. You know often we don't think about those treasures until we're older and it's too late to retrieve them. It's one of the reasons why I love watching American Pickers. 

Jan 20, 2018 10:19 AM #7
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Kathy, I do think it is a wonderful picture which the kids or grandkids will someday want.  But the young people today are completely different.

Jan 20, 2018 02:08 PM #8
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