Monday, October 7, 2013

George & Martha

Last week I went to visit George & Martha. They were looking for a new home and I thought that our home would possibly be a good fit. After visiting with them I decided that they HAD to come and live with us. 

Come on upstairs and meet George & Martha. 
Did you guess George & Martha Washington? George & Martha are Chromolithographed portraits by E. C. Middleton. Their previous owner had inherited them from her mother in law. She said that she has a house full of antiques and her children are not interested in any of them so she has started to sell things off. I scored George & Martha for just $50.
Check out those eyes! The Hubster thinks they are creepy.
They appear to be in their original frames and glass.
Can you see the date on there? It says 1864! I could not believe that I had found portraits that are 149 years old. I can only imagine the stories they hold and the homes that they have hung in and now I have the honor of hanging them in ours. 
Martha is not in as good of shape as George but if you were almost 150 years old I am sure you would be a little rough around the edges as well. I was thinking of touching her frame up but after doing some research I have decided to leave her just as she is.
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21 comments:

  1. I love George & Martha, & you picked what looks to be the perfect spot for them. But (only a suggest) don't you think George would love to be looking at his beautiful Martha ? <3

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  2. What a great find! Those are very special pictures!

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  3. What a wonderful lucky day!!! Such a prize. Show them with pride!

    all in good shape.

    Hugs, reinaknits

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  4. Great pictures! I hope they won't receive damage from the sun/light coming in the window!

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  5. LOVE THE ENTIRE SETTING ,BEAUTIFUL HOME

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  6. Great price on the pair. I agree to two comments above - they should be facing each other and that vintage paper they are printed on will become sun-damaged.

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  7. Look at those fabulous old frames. I wonder what those are really worth!

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  8. What an awesome find. Those frames are gorgeous!!

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  9. I love you stairwell. The color is beautiful. The frames are gorgeous and I can't believe you found such a wonderful couple.

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  10. Pamela-Those are GREAT! What a buy! I am teaching the kids about the Presidents and we started with George Washington weekend before last. My two youngest granddaughters were here. SweetCheeks (age 6) knows everything about good old George- birthday -when he died, when he was president,his wife's name-his children names, who his vp was...how many states there were when he was pres. right down to what his teeth were made out of. Wait till I tell her my blogging friend has a portrait of him! xo Diana

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  11. Oh wow Pamela, I love those! What a great buy! Lucky duck!

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  12. Okay, George's eyes are creepy!!! But the frames are definitely very old, you have found a treasure!!!

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  13. Pamela, love your portraits! So beautiful! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

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  14. Oh I love them and what a fabulous find. The frames are wonderful. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  15. Pamela,
    What great finds! They look wonderful for being so old.
    I had to laugh, I also collect Antiques and I can just imagine when I'm gone, my kiddos will probably sell them off as they are not nearly as interested in them like I am.

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  16. Great find Pamela! I bet those are worth allot more than 50.00.You should have them appraised!
    xx
    Anne

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  17. Pamela, could you hear me screaming through the computer, "Don't touch them!" I'm sure glad you are leaving these treasures alone. What a find and how honored you must be to have these beloved Americans hanging in your beautiful home!

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  18. Wow Pamela...those were incredible finds...Oh I love George and Martha...Glad you decided not to do anything to them...as they are true treasures as they are!!!

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  19. I can't believe someone would not want these beauties but I guess not everyone has an appreciation of things with a history. I am so glad you showed the back of the frames, it is very interesting to see how they were put together.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Traci

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  20. What a special find thanks for sharing it with us. I love the saying on your wall, could you share what the whole saying is and where you found it? If you know your paint color that too?

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