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Hartsdale Picture, Photo and Mirror Framing

Hartsdale, New York is famous for many reasons, this includes one of the oldest picture photo framing businesses in the country, Heritage Frame & Picture Co.

Hartsdale residents and business owners have a lot to be proud about as they look into the town's history. As history buffs, this is one of the reasons Heritage Frame enjoys installing custom photos, art and pictures as well as restoring art in Hartsdale. Discussing and discovering more about Hartsdale and the surrounding towns history, makes each service call another enjoyable moment. 

 

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Owner of Heritage Frame & Picture Co, which itself was founded in 1878, Ted Howell, a 4th generation master picture framing and art restoration craftsman, always welcomes the opportunity to discuss the vibrant history of both Heritage Frame and that of Hartsdale. In fact, he loves to share pictures and photos from "the old days" which was before Ted was born. If you would like to see some turn of the century photos and learn more about Heritage Frames' history, click here. 

Before we go to far, if you are looking to have your photo, picture, poster, certificate, portrait, diploma or anything else custom framed or need to have art restored or installed (commonly known as art hung) call us at 914-332-5200. Yes, we do give FREE custom framing, art restoration and installation estimates. We also come to your location and can meet with you after hours and weekends.

We work with interior decorators, galleries, museums, not for profits, banks, law firms, hotels, private art collectors, office buildings and residential buildings. We are known for our expert corporate framing and for participating in corporate events where we install art, provide corporate gift framing as well as ship and secure the art so it is transported safely.

We ship and pick up art from anywhere and everywhere. Please can contact us on our website by clicking here or call us at 914-332-5200 -or- 212-233-3205.    

Furthermore, if you would like to try our online custom photo framing system where we have a large assortment of frames, matting and hardware, please click here or go to our online custom photo framing page by clicking here to learn more.

More than picture and photo framing, Heritage Frame is part of the Hartsdale and Westchester, New York community. We have served many happy and satisfied customers for almost 140 years who refer us to their friends, family and co-workers. We treat all of our customers like valued clients. In fact, Google Reviews rate us as a 5 stars photo and picture framing business.

So now that we have gotten that out of the way, I want to share with you some of the great historical facts about Hartsdale, N.Y.. This rich history is one of the reasons why many photographers and artist visit, work and reside in Hartsdale. It allows them to capture the beauty of a town who still has old world charm with new world technology, amenities and flavor.

The following content is a wonderful read and borrowed from Wikipedia. At the end there will be a link to the page to learn a lot more. So just remember, grab your camera, your drawing pencils and paint brushes. Capture the beauty and history of Hartsdale. We would love to design a custom frame for you to display in your home, office, business or event. 

Photos, art, music, buildings, architecture and antiques allow us to embrace the past while living in the present. It is also a great way to add to your interior design work, some of the past as it brings with it a richness that can only be found by going back in time. Restoring artworks, hanging them in your restaurants, hotels, conference rooms and home make great conversation pieces and help them increase in value. 

Please enjoy the read from Wikipedia...

 Hartsdale, a CDP/hamlet/post-office in the town of Greenburgh, New York, lies on the Bronx River just 20 miles (32 km) north ofNew York City. It is served by the Metro-North Harlem River commuter rail line into Grand Central Terminal. Hartsdale is the home of America's first canine pet cemetery (started by veterinarian Samuel Johnson in 1896), and the world's first Carvel Ice Cream store (1934), which closed in 2008.[1]

Hartsdale's earliest settlers were the Weekquaeskeeks (sometimes spelled Weekquasgeeks), a sub-tribe of the Algonquian tribe that lived in most of southern New York, from Westchester down through Manhattan. Weekquaeskeek is an Algonquian term believed to mean "place of the bark kettle", and this kettle appears in the Greenburgh town seal today.

After the earliest British colonialists arrived, the area was developed under the manor system when Frederick Philipse, a Dutch merchant and British Loyalist, was "given" the land by the British government. As lord of his Philipse Manor, he leased his land to tenant farmers who, at least for a time, were believed to have lived alongside their Native American neighbors.

There is evidence to show that Hartsdale played a significant role during the Revolutionary War, some of which still stands today. On October 28, 1776, a Revolutionary War battle was fought alongside the Bronx River, near the site of the current Hartsdale train station. The Odell House (on Ridge Road, built in 1732) served as the headquarters for the French general the Comte de Rochambeau, and is where the count and George Washington are supposed to have formed an alliance leading to the Battle of Yorktown. The house was later named after John Odell, Washington's guide who bought the house in 1785. In 1965, his descendants deeded the house to the Sons of the American Revolution, and today the house is in severe decay, awaiting funds to transform it into a museum.

After the Continental Army and American colonialists won the Revolutionary War, Frederick Philipse III (third lord of the manor and great-grandson to Frederick Philipse I) fled, his land was confiscated and sold to the remaining farming tenants, many of whom were descendants of the Hart family. The intersection of Central Park Avenue and Hartsdale Avenue was named "Hart's Corners" after Robert Hart, one of these farmers who successfully bid for the land, and in the mid-19th century the entire area became known as "Hartsdale".

The area remained largely agrarian until 1865, when Eleazar Hart deeded land for the development of the New York and Harlem Railroad line into Manhattan, setting the stage for Hartsdale to change into a more cosmopolitan commuter village. Between 1880 and 1940, large tracts of farmland and estates were subdivided and converted into private houses and apartments at a furious pace. By the 1960s, almost no remaining farmland was left for sale.

In 1904, the successful German-Jewish banker Felix M. Warburg (1871–1937) purchased large tracts of land to build his 500-acre (2.0 km2) "Woodlands" estate in Hartsdale, a summer home next to the country club where he and his wife Frieda Schiff Warburg (1876–1958) spent considerable time. The estate would later become an important site in the history of modern American ballet, when on June 10, 1934, their son Edward M. M. Warburg (1908–1992) helped produce the first American performance of George Balanchine's masterpiece "Serenade". In keeping with the family's philanthropic efforts, Frieda Schiff Warburg, on her death in 1958, bequeathed a remaining 150 acres (0.61 km2) to the town of Greenburgh to build a public school. These 150 acres (0.61 km2) are now the home of the Greenburgh Central School District (formerly called Greenburgh Central 7 School District) and Woodlands High School. The main Warburg mansion currently serves as the school district headquarters, but other remnants from the original estate grounds can still be seen standing in the surrounding woods and neighboring streets. The Warburg family's New York City home would later be donated to become the Jewish Museum of New York.

On February 9, 1928, Hartsdale made history when the Scottish inventor John Logie Baird (1888–1946) transmitted the world's first inter-continental short-wave television signal from a transmitter (call sign 2KZ) in Coulsdon, Surrey (a suburb of London) to his colleague O. G. Hutchinson in the cellar of Robert M. Hart, an amateur radio operator (call sign 2CVJ) in Hartsdale.[5]

In 1932, Henry Jacques Gaisman, inventor and founder of the Gillette safety razor blade, purchased 136 acres (0.55 km2) of land along Ridge Road, most of which he purchased from George A. C. Christiancy, son of the former U.S. minister to PeruIsaac Peckham Christiancy. In 1952, at age 82, Gaisman married his nurse Catherine "Kitty" Vance Gaisman, aged 33, a former Catholic nun. In 1957, he and his wife Catherine (Mrs. Henry J. Gaisman) passed the title for his land to the New York Archdiocese for $600,000, with the agreement that they could live there as long as they wished. Mr. Gaisman died in 1974 at age 104, and Mrs. Gaisman remained on the estate until she moved to Connecticut in 1995. In 1999, the estate was saved from sale and development when the Town of Greenburgh acquired the property and reopened it as the Hart's Brook Nature Preserve. Part of the agreement included the preservation of some portion of the estate as a home for retired Catholic nuns. Today the Catherine and Henry J. Gaisman Foundation continues to donate large amounts of money to support medical research.

WOW. Isn't that an exciting read. So the next time you need to decorate or want to display photos, artwork, old newspaper articles, letters or other antiques, you can probably find a whole assortment in your own backyard in Hartsdale.

If you want to meet with us at Heritage Frame & Picture Co or would like to speak with Ted Howell, you are always welcome to call us or stop by our framing shop.

Heritage Frame & Picture Co

8 Main Street
Tarrytown, NY 10591
USA

Phone: 212-233-3205
Phone: 914-332-5200
Email: Ted@HeritageFrame.com

Please download our brochure by clicking here.

If you would like to read more about the history of Hartsdale, here is the link to the page.

Ossining Picture and Mirror Frame Shop

Ossining Picture and Mirror Frame shop, Heritage Frame & Picture Co. , has the largest variety of wood, silver, gold, museum quality, metal and antique frames in NY. 

Heritage Picture and Frame Co. located in Tarrytown, NY provides custom picture framing, mirror framing, art restoration and art installation for Ossining residents and business owners. Many Ossining art collectors, business owners, interior designers and families recommend Heritage Frame and have done so for more than 75 years. In addition to being located near Ossining, Ted Howell, owner and master frame craftsmen, makes private appointments where he meets with you at your business or home.

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Heritage Frame is one of the few custom picture framing companies that makes house calls. Determined to provide excellent customer service, Ted has continued the tradition started 140 years ago by his great grandfather who opened the families first shop in lower Manhattan. Since then, Ted has now taken over the family business and believes providing a quality product with excellent service, Heritage Frame can one day be passed onto his children as it was to him.

As the framing business has grown and technology entered the picture and art framing business, some things began to change. Some of the changes are the lack of expert custom framing craftsman. Expert craftsman like Ted understand the value of selecting high quality wood and metals along with equally high quality matting and hardware. Today, many mass produced frames are made with cheap plastics or compressed wood and do not enhance the art, photo, portrait, diploma, poster or memorabilia within.

Instead, these low quality retail frames cheapen the art and do little to preserve its original condition. What is rarely know is that in some instances, the picture frame is an essential part of preserving the art so the are is not subjected to the elements. In other cases, the picture frame is chosen to capture the ambience of the room, home or business in which the art or mirror is hung. so, the frame selection and quality are essential. Furthermore, the frame is just as important as the picture.

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Yes, there are many discount frames that can be bought online as well as at the local Walmart, Michael's, Target and mall. But, these frames are not of the same quality, look or feel as a custom wood or metal art or picture frame.

We believe, the frame is as important as the art. They complement one another and this relationship between the two is inseparable. Even when re-framing, which is the removing of an old frame, one feels some attachment to the old frame. This is because the frame is in many ways part of the experience.

Over the years, we have worked with many interior designers, galleries, artists , collectors and photographers in Ossining. During this time we have heard the stories of why the art was chosen, who the people are in the portrait or even the journey of obtaining the diploma or degree. It is these stories that make our job memorable.

Our framing shop being conveniently located near Ossining means many of our clients come to our shop in Tarrytown to see our new frames and to learn about the picture framing process. Maybe we are a bit sentimental, but for us at Heritage Frame, each picture, family photo, artwork, diploma, poster, memorabilia, mirror or object we frame has a story attached to it and we work with that in mind.

Framing, art restoration and art installation is more than a business. It is our expression of service and art appreciation. We understand a picture  hung on a wall can be there for many years to come. During this time, it is making a statement.

As the quote says, " A picture paints a thousand words." 

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Furthermore we feel a picture can touch a thousand lives. So if you need your family portrait, artwork, diploma or other collectible framed, know that with us, it is in good hands.

By the way, we pick up and ship everywhere. We treat your art and photos with care and make certain it is protected in transit and when it arrives at our framing shop. 

Again, if you are looking or searching for a picture or art framing shop in or near Ossining NY, Heritage Frame is the one to call. 

We give FREE picture framing estimates as well as FREE art restoration and art installation quotes. 

Please call Heritage Frame at 914-332-5200. Ted Howell is always available to speak with you and answer your picture framing questions. He can also schedule a private appointment for you to come to the shop or for Ted to meet with you in Ossining.

Thank you for learning more about Heritage Frame & Picture Co. We have lots more to read about here on our website, including about our history, our online custom framing technology and the many services we offer.

Fee free to download our brochure here.

Heritage Frame & Picture Co.

8 Main Street
Tarrytown, NY 10591
USA

Phone: 212-233-3205
Phone: 914-332-5200
Email: Ted@HeritageFrame.com

Our contact page is located here.

Thank you.

Custom Picture Frames VS Discount Picture Frames

Custom picture frames vs. discount pictures?

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If you are like most people, when you want to frame your photos, artwork, memorabilia or posters, this question arises.

In this article, you will discover why picture frames are not all the same. In fact, discount frames and custom pictures frames both have their specific purposes, customers and consumer markets.If you are in NY or even in places like Scarsdale and White Plains, and are looking for picture, photo or art frames, there seems to be endless stores to buy from or online.

In fact, the picture framing industry has been experiencing a boom in the last 5 years. The reason is that almost everyone takes pictures today. There is a camera on your phone, your tablet and computer. In addition, many people email and text pictures back and forth. This has led to more people needing picture frames now more than ever.

Have you ever wondered why some picture frames cost $5 and some frames cost thousands of dollars? If you walk the streets of midtown Manhattan or even Astoria, Queens, there are picture frames being sold on street corners and in stores like Walmart, Target and Michaels. While other less known places, have custom frames, like Heritage Frame & Picture Co. have walls full of frames that need to be fitted and assembled costing much more than $5.

Could you imagine paying $3,000 for a piece of art and then framing it in a $15 frame?

That is the reason many of our art framing customers in Armonk, Chappaqua and Scarsdale call us to custom frame their artwork. Art collectors and those who appreciate art, realize the frame is part of the art and the feeling it invokes. Of course, it is not the price of the frame that makes it a match to the artwork, it is the quality of the frame. Hence, the higher the quality the more the frame costs.

If you said no to the above questions, then you already understand why custom made picture, art and photo frames cost more than mass produced discount frames.

With most of our picture framing customers in New York, Westchester County as well as throughout the 5 NYC boroughs of Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and of course, Manhattan, we answer those question all the time.

Many of our competitors who sell picture frames in Queens, Manhattan as well as Scarsdale, Chappaqua, White Plains and Pound Ridge - offer cheap low quality picture frames. While we, Heritage Frame & Picture Co. (www.HeritageFrame.com) only sell high quality custom picture and art frames. We have been in the custom framing, art restoration and art installation business for almost 140 years. And we are proud to say that pictures we framed more than 100 years ago, are still sitting in those frames today.

Why choose a custom picture frame by Heritage Frame & Picture Co. over mass produced, discounted retail frames?

To being with, our custom picture frames are of much higher quality than mass produced frames. Many of our customers- banks, law firms, restaurants, art galleries, museums, corporations and interior designers- want picture frames that enhance the artwork and provide long term durability. In fact, the picture frame is as important as their furnishings, their services and their reputation. All of this represents their brand and their customers experience.

Another important point to make when comparing discounted retail frames to custom framing is that it’s possible to depreciate the value and enjoyment of a photo or artwork because of the quality of the materials used to make the frame and the cheap look of the frame.

The truth is, custom picture frames by Heritage Frame & Picture Co are better than mass retail picture frames.

Before you get concerned, no, Heritage Frame is not going to sell you a picture frame for the cost of a luxury car ( unless you want one created exclusively for you).

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What Heritage Frame & Picture Co will do is help you customize a high quality picture frame that compliments your art, photo or painting while enhancing its value and appreciation.

Custom Picture Frames are a worthwhile investment. In fact, this is a good time of the year to give art, photos and posters as gifts. Framing these make the gift even more special and complete.

Heritage Frame has been designing and installing custom frames for almost 140 years. Our custom framing, art restoration and art installation services are backed by a 4th generation company whose experience far exceeds other custom framing companies.

Furthermore, we pick and ship everywhere.

We also guarantee of work and even make house calls.

And we give free custom picture frame, art installation and art restoration quotes and estimates.

Yes, our customer service includes meeting you at your home or office, during the day or after hours and weekends. We are that dedicated to you, our customer.

Our business has survived almost 140 years because we don’t just sell picture frames, we give high quality customer service with a high quality product.

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Custom Corporate Framing

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The picture frame is an edge decorated for pictures, paintings and photographs with the aim of the making the pictures more attractive, easier to  view, handle and protect.

At HeritageFrame.com, we design and build custom corporate frames for paintings, diplomas, certifications, awards and artworks suitable for your offices. We guarantee to give your office a professional look.  For top class corporate framing in New York City, look no further than Heritage Frame & Picture Co.

We make use of only the best materials you can find anywhere. We also guarantee the quality of our work by giving our customers 100% satisfaction assurance.  The look and feel of your office goes a long way to say a lot about your business. It becomes paramount that your picture frames also sends the same message. Our top-quality custom corporate framing preserves and protects your office pictures and paintings, allowing you to give your office that professional touch. So when clients walk in, they can be rest assured that you offer quality service.

The proper picture frame can make pictures and art work look better. They help preserve the condition of the picture, painting or photograph ensuring they last a long time. A lot of painters and photographers that work with canvas usually warp their artwork in way that the image extends round the edges of the canvas; this eliminates the use of a traditional picture frame. This process is known as “gallery-wrap”. Even still, we have frames that can accommodate this style of art work.

Picture frames are usually made from wood. This remains the most common material in use to date. This is not to say other materials like silver, bronze, aluminum and some plastics like polystyrene are not used as well. In fact, we use yellow gold and white gold (instead of silver as gold doesn’t tarnish as silver does).

Frames come in different colors, texture and size. But the one feature that is common to most frames most especially ancient wooden frames is gilding.

For those seeking to know more about  picture frames, we have the “L” – style frames which are a simple variety of frames that are constructed with one L-shaped border of wood. The bottom part of the L placed in front of the frame to ensure the glass is held in, while the object and backing are secured from behind.

So if you are looking to get your corporate framing done in New York City, look no further than Heritage Frame. We are available to give you free corporate picture framing quotes as well art art installation quotes.

For professional custom art framing, art restoration and art installation, call Heritage Frame & Picture Co. at (212)233-3205 or (914)332-5200.

You can also visit our showroom:
Heritage Frame and Picture Co.

8 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591.
 

You can email Ted Howell, the President and Owner of Heritage Frame & Picture Co. at Ted@HeritageFrame.com

 

Please download our brochure by clicking here.

Custom Framing and Picture Installation in Westchester NY

For more than 40 years, Westchester residents and homeowners who need custom picture framing have turned to Heritage Frame & Picture Co. Nestled between the forest like environment of Westchester County, Westchester homeowners include political figures as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Bill Clinton, The famous Rockefeller estate and numerous art collectors and celebrities including Vanessa Williams. 

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What makes Westchester residents retain Heritage Frame & Picture Co. as the custom picture frame, art restoration and art installation company of choice begins much further back than anyone alive today. 

Heritage Frame & Picture Co. is part of a 4th generation of fine art and picture framing companies which began in lower Manhattan in 1878. During this time, the custom picture frame business was considered a luxury. As artwork, photography, memorabilia and diplomas were items only a few could afford or appreciate. Over the years, the reputation and the knowledge of custom framing that was passed down for almost 140 years yielded numerous benefits.

One of the most important, was the knowledge of understanding how to custom frame a picture so it fits perfectly within the frame. In addition, the skill of how to choose the proper matting and picture frame to bring out beauty of the artwork. 

Though the custom framing business seems somewhat simplistic, the custom framing business is much much more. Artwork, photographs, memorabilia, collectors pieces and estate collections are very delicate and valuable. If mishandled, the artwork or photograph can be permanently damaged and lose substantial value.

The skill handed down from generation to generation to allows the company now named Heritage Frame & Picture Co. to possess the little known knowledge of how to properly preserve, protect and care for priceless artwork.

In today's world where artwork has sold for hundreds of millions of dollars and family portraits can cost up to a million dollars, caring for art is a liability for the ill-prepared. 

This custom framing and reframing skill separates Heritage Frame & Picture Co. from the common or standard picture framing and art installations stores.

What Heritage Frame possesses is the master craftsmanship rarely found in today's world where technology has surpassed artisan tradeship. It is the difference between the skills needed to produce a hand-made Rolls Royce and that of the assembly line Honda Civic. 

Westchester residents and business owners appreciate and understand the value of securing a master custom picture frame craftsman like Ted Howell, owner of Heritage Frame & Picture Co.. It is Ted who is the recipient of over 100 years of custom framing knowledge as he is the 4th generation heir to an exclusive industry.

Ted has been working with fine art, masterpieces and family estate photographs since he was a child. Ted Howell studied custom picture framing and art installation under the apprenticeship of his father, who learned from his father and who learned from his father.  

Ted Howell understands that Westchester residents, as do his clients throughout the United States and abroad, appreciate art for more than its monetary value. The artwork, photographs, memorabilia, certificates and diplomas represent one's legacy and joys. Like a parent handing off their child to a nanny, art collectors have to trust the hands they are turning over their precious artwork. It is Ted Howell's hands Westchester residents trust to delicately frame and install their artwork.

Why Custom Frame Your Artwork or Photos?

Custom framing preserves art and photographs for future generations to enjoy. When you see the beauty of a custom framed photo or portrait, for a moment you are suspended in time. All of your senses stop to embrace the image before your eyes. You are living in the now. No longer looking at the picture in the frame, you are in the frame. 

Whether you are in Chappaqua, Miami, Chicago or Washington, DC, very few things in life take your breath away than artwork or a picture. For as the quotes states, "A picture paints a thousand words". It is not said, well at least not yet, but "A custom picture frame provides the quotation marks."

Westchester residents and businesses needing custom picture frames, art restoration or art installation, call Heritage Frame & Picture Co. at 212-233-3205 (or) 914-332-5200.

Heritage Frame has the most assorted selection of pictures frames, matting and materials available in the marketplace.

Heritage Frame picks up and ships anywhere. Call Heritage Frame & Picture Co to arrange to meet you at your home or office or a more convenient location. Your privacy is always priority for us.

 

For professional custom art framing, art restoration and art installation, call Heritage Frame & Picture Co. at (212)233-3205 or (914)332-5200.

You can also visit our showroom:
Heritage Frame and Picture Co.

8 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591.
 

You can email Ted Howell, the President and Owner of Heritage Frame & Picture Co. at Ted@HeritageFrame.com

 

Please download our brochure by clicking here.