As has been my habit for the last, I don’t know, decade or so, I have printed a limited edition photograph of historic Maplewood images that will be available for purchase at the Mid County Chamber’s annual auction happening this Friday night (October 12) from 6 to 10.
This one is a composite of photographs of our early firefighters and policemen. This is the same image that I submitted 5 years ago but I liked it and thought maybe someone else would like to have one too. And there is still only two of them. (Seems like I could use is or are in that last sentence. Isn’t that unusual? I don’t have any idea which is correct).
The very talented fellows at the Frame of Mind have once again done a typical outstanding job with the framing of this exotic piece of arcana. They chose a copper colored frame which seems very appropriate to me since much of the hardware on those old pieces of fire equipment was made of copper and brass alloys including the very badges of the firefighters and policemen themselves. The word “cop” is derived from “copper”, a slang word meaning a policemen and referring to the badges.
So don’t miss out on this opportunity to own a genuine piece of Maplewood History. And while you’re at it you can have a dinner with a lot of other fine folks from both Maplewood and Richmond Heights. Those guys at Frame of Mind do an absolutely first class professional job. I’d greatly appreciate it if you would bid this one up. Makes me look good. Thanks.