Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Old Photo Album Display

Photo Album Display
Recently the school where I work celebrated its Centenary and so there was a lot of activity going on putting up displays and I thought I would show you one of mine as a bit of change from cards etc.
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The original albums
The original photo albums, dating back to 1911, were too delicate to have on display, so as this display was for the PE Department I photocopied all  PE related pictures from them and then replicated the albums and pages they were in/on as best I could.
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My replicas albums …..
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….. and pages …
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I made and covered boxes, and then dated them to put the albums in and people could take them out to look at and handle.
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The border of the panel  was made from more modern photocopied photos to add a then and now theme.
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Finally to add dimension and accentuate the sporting theme I’ve put four plastic trophies that I found in a party shop on little podiums near the top and two sets of the Colours the girls are awarded with at the end of the year at the bottom.

9 comments:

Angie said...

What a fantastic display you created ... bet the school was pleased.

sue said...

What a fabulous display and so much work, what an achievement. I am sure everyone really enjoyed it.

Suze Bain said...

You certainly put a lot of time and effort into this. It's fabulous - love the contrast between the old and the new. xx

Diane said...

As one of the 'old girls' who visited the school. I can say that all the displays were absolutely brilliant. Well done, Helen. xx

Debbie said...

Wow this is such a stunning display, well done for having the patience to take on this task, hugs Debbie x

Cheryl Winget said...

Oh, my stars! This is a lot of work! I can only imagine how pleased and appreciative everyone at school was. Bet the PE department had the best display of all!

susie said...

What a gerat idea! It is fab i love it!

Anj said...

what a wonderful display, ten out of ten AND a gold star!! x

CVGi said...

Great post thanks for sharing. This one of the most creative things i've seen in a while.The display of photo album is fantastic ideas and a attractive display.Photo Album