I promised to show you one of my fun purchases at The Vintage Marketplace last Friday.
There was a dealer selling 8 separate silhouettes for $40. I thought that was a great deal. Now I have a ready made collection. We've decided to call them The Relatives. This sweet group above may have been a set with Dad, Mom and little girl. The little girl's frame was falling apart. It is actually documented that the girl's name is Mary Lou Fulton - aged 2 yrs. Signed and dated, G. Luse - 1931. Isn't she sweet?
This grouping is George and Martha Washington with Ben Franklin.
Here's a fancy man in his top hat and cane. Maybe the top photo is the same man in a different pose.
They needed a little clean up and repair work. I cut out a new piece of brown paper from a paper sack.
Glued the edges.
Allowed it to dry.
Sprayed the back with water. It will get all lumpy. That's okay.
It will dry tight as a drum! Mine may dry even more, I tried to speed the process with a blow dryer. Now, I just need to find the perfect spot for The Relatives.