Maplewood History: Rare Photograph Will Be Offered At The Chamber’s Auction Tonight

Tonight is the night of the Maplewood Chamber’s Annual Gala and Auction. It certainly doesn’t seem like a year since the last one. This year’s celebration will be held at the recently restored Majorette event space at 7150 Manchester. If you haven’t been there yet, you should definitely check it out. It’s a wonderful addition to the Maplewood business district even though technically it’s just a bit over the border.

As has been my practice for the last half dozen years or so I am offering a photographic collage of my own creation to be sold to the highest bidder. It is 16 by 20 inches, printed on high quality lustre paper, mounted on styrene so it won’t wrinkle and coated to protect it from UV rays. Since I mention in the title that it’s rare, you may ask, “How rare is it?” The answer is there are two. I have the other one hanging in my house.

The collage is a story in pictures about a now lost landmark piece of equipment that I called the Maplewood Cyclone. I detailed the interesting story of the Cyclone and its unfortunate end in three posts that can be read using the links below.

If that weren’t enough, the nice folks at The Frame of Mind custom framing business have once again done a wonderful job framing my photograph.  They are at 2900 S. Big Bend in the historic Parison Bakery building. These guys know what they’re doing. If you aren’t sure what sort of frame your photograph, map, piece of art or whatever needs, they can help you. I always tell them, look you know much more about this than I do. They take over and in my opinion their taste is unerring. You won’t regret any work they do for you.

16 by 20 inches, offered tonight to the highest bidder by Your Truly. The award winning painting in the middle is by Steve Turner. The frame which unfortunately couldn't be photogrphed due to the protective wrapping surrounding it is by Frame of Mind.

16 by 20 inches, offered tonight to the highest bidder by Yours Truly. The award winning painting in the middle is by Steve Turner. The frame, which unfortunately couldn’t be photographed due to the protective wrapping surrounding it, is by Frame of Mind.

The Parison bakery at 2900 S. Big Bend now home to Frame of Mind custom framery.

The Parison bakery at 2900 S. Big Bend now home to Frame of Mind custom framery.

Inside the Frame of Mind shop. You're gonna see some beautiful things there.

Inside the Frame of Mind shop. You’re gonna see some beautiful things there.

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