The back - note the text on the cards is viewable.
We're not at home much at present, but I came across these pictures while I was messing about on my phone. They are from a small project that I completed before Christmas and which I'm very happy with. I was given a collection of cigarette cards by a friend some years ago, shortly before he died. I think they belonged to his brother. In any event, they were a complete set of uniforms of the territorial army, beginning with the London Trained Bands and finishing with the TA of 1938. I love their clean lines and bright colours, but I wanted to find a way to display them without covering up the text on the back of the cards.
The front - a fine body of men
I ordered the mount online, as cutting windows for fifty cards seemed like a ludicrous way to spend my time. There was also every chance that I would make a balls of it and ruin a perfectly good piece of mounting board. My plan was to get two pieces of glass cut to fit the frame and sandwich the cards and the mount between them. I wasn't sure that the frame would take the weight, but I was happy to be proven wrong.
This somewhat Trump like construction appeared in Capability Savages garret studio recently. Whatever can it be?