Generations of one family passed down a copy of The Times newspaper from 1805. It reports news of Lord Nelson’s death and Britain’s victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.
The family wanted to display this piece of history with both sides of the newspaper viewable.
Top level conservation treatment was required to preserve the paper in top condition.
We made a double sided frame and hand-stained it in charcoal grey. Each side has a separate double aperture mount.
On the one side, we’ve displayed the report of the battle.
On the other, you can read the fascinating small adverts and snippets of social history from the day.
Glazing with UV barrier glass blocks 99.6% of UV rays to protect the piece for the next generations.
Although the frame is technically challenging to make the result is well worth it.