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1940's Folding Travel Double Frame with Machine-Turned Etched Herringbone on Brass (LEO Design)

Parents (or grandparents) who travel for work, often like to take-along a little reminder of their dearests.  In earlier times, before the advent of mobile phone "photo scrolls," a travel frame, like the one shown above, was a common carry-on commodity.  They were designed to safely and easily pack and travel—and were made to stand at bedside.  A kiddo's smiling face was the first and last thing these road warriors would see each day.

This folding travel frame, from the 1940's, is built like a period compact.  It opens to reveal two (2.5 inch diameter) photos, each encircled by machine-turned herringbone etching on brass.  If children's photos aren't in your go-bag, perhaps some other significant image, calligraphy, relic or talisman needs to come along?  This double frame could also serve as a little shrine or a frequent reminder of that long-desired life goal—which lies just over the horizon.  Click on the photo above to learn more about it.


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (

We also can be found in Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" at Mahla & Co. Antiques ( or in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248