Witness on Witness

May 10, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Limited edition 4x6 metal prints on stands handcrafted from wood professionally pruned from the 'witness tree' at Devil's Den."Witness on Witness"Limited edition 4x6 metal prints on stands handcrafted from wood professionally pruned from the 'witness tree' at Devil's Den. I'm pleased to present a new limited edition of 12 metal prints on rare 'witness wood' stands.

These unique 4" x 6" aluminum prints feature the Devil's Den witness tree in autumn, and each print is paired with a stand handcrafted from wood that was pruned from the tree shown in the picture.

The metal print is affixed to the stand via a slotted pewter mounting bracket, and a suede-microfiber cloth is included for easy care and cleaning. (Please note - the coffee mug is shown for scale and it is not included.)

This iconic tree is called a 'witness tree' because it is thought to have been standing at the time of the battle, a living witness to that pivotal event in American history. The wood was given to me several years ago by my friends Donna and her husband Wayne Elliott, a professional arborist from Ontario. Each branch was removed with careful consideration - and Park Service approval - and because the wood is so rare and special, I only use it sparingly.

The stands are each unique, varying slightly in size and shape. The bark has been removed with a wire-wheel and a varnished natural edge remains. A signed and numbered certificate of authenticity is included with each set. A closer look at the image itself is below.

The Devil's Den Witness TreeThe Devil's Den Witness TreePhotographed from 'the slaughter pen' in Gettysburg National Military Park. We're making these collectible print & stand sets available for a price of $99 each (+ PA sales tax & shipping).

Because of the limited quantity, they're available strictly on a "first come, first served" basis, and we're giving the very first opportunity to the valued members of out mailing list. Any remaining prints and stands will be for sale here, or at the Adams County Farmers Market in Gettysburg, each Saturday from 8am to 1pm.

These sets will be sold in numerical order from 1 to 12, and this will be based on the time stamp of your purchase below. We're very sorry, but we cannot accept international orders at this time and we cannot reserve prints for later payment and/or pick-up. If you have any questions, you can email us here prior to placing your order below.

 

 


One and Ten

March 09, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

8" round aluminum print on pewter and 'witness wood' stand.Unique Double-Sided Witness Trees Print8" aluminum print on pewter and 'witness wood' stand. Greetings! It has been a while since we've offered something new and different, so to make up for it we have two unusual offerings!

The first, pictured above, is a collectible metal proof print featuring two of Gettysburg historic 'witness trees'. On one side is the Devil's Den witness tree and on the other is the witness tree located at the base of Culp's Hill. This unique 8" round aluminum print includes a pedestal made from lead-free pewter and wood that was (legally) harvested from the witness tree at Devil's Den. It also includes a signed certificate of authenticity and a suede-microfiber cloth for easy cleaning.

We only made a single double-sided test print because they cost twice as much to produce, and consistently aligning both images perfectly was problematic for our lab. So there's only one like it, and we're offering this solitary print and stand on a first come, first served basis, for a price of $299 (plus tax & shipping).

To claim it, email us at [email protected]. This blog post will be updated once it is sold, but we're not done yet....

Hand-Made Witness Wood Ornament & CardWitness Wood Ornament & CardHand-made from wood harvested (legally) from the witness tree at Devil's Den in Gettysburg. In addition, we have several 'witness wood' ornaments remaining from the Gettysburg Christmas Craft Show last December. These ornaments were hand-crafted from wood that was pruned (with Park Service approval) from the witness tree at Devil's Den, and each ornament includes a quality 5x7 note card (w/ envelope) featuring that same tree on the front. The ornaments and cards are $29.95 plus tax, which includes free shipping within the United States.*

We've only got a few (10 to be exact) so these are also on a first come, first served basis. You can purchase them below:

 

* We are sorry, but we cannot ship internationally at this time.


Three Gettysburg Prints for Remembrance Day

November 18, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Three Aluminum Gettysburg PrintsA Set of 3 Gettysburg Prints on AluminumEach print includes a handcrafted stand, certificate of authenticity and a suede-microfiber cleaning cloth.

To commemorate Remembrance Day, we've got a new set of three aluminum 4" x 6" prints featuring Sachs Covered Bridge in Winter, the imposing artillery at Excelsior Field and the iconic Pennsylvania State Monument under a stormy autumn sky. Each metal print includes a custom handcrafted stand, a signed certificate of authenticity and a suede-microfiber cloth for easy cleaning.

Certificate of AuthenticityEach print includes a signed and dated certificate.

Aluminum prints have greater clarity, contrast and depth than traditional prints, and they are far more durable than paper, acrylic or canvas prints. As long as they're are kept out of direct sunlight, they'll continue to bring joy for generations. You can see each of the images in greater detail below:

"Sachs Bridge in Winter""Sachs Bridge in Winter" "Pennsylvania Monument in an Autumn Storm" "Gettysburg Guns"

These iconic prints make great gifts for any American History buff, Civil War reenactor or Gettysburg aficionado, and they're sized to fit into the small spaces in any home or office. At this special price they make great gifts, too!

The Inspiring Beauty of GettysburgSized for all of the small spaces in your life.

In honor of Remembrance Day, we're offering this set of 3 Gettysburg prints with handcrafted stands, certificates of authenticity and suede-microfiber cloths for a special price of only $99, which includes Priority Shipping within the continental United States*.

 

* While supplies last.
We're sorry to exclude anyone, but we are unable to ship internationally at this time.


The Witness Tree at Devil's Den on a Witness Wood Stand

November 05, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

This item has been sold.
Contact us to commission another one like it.

"The Witness Tree at Devil's Den" on Witness Wood Stand6" x 9" aluminum print on a stand made from pewter and wood from the tree in the picture. This week, I created a single pedestal using some of my rare and precious wood from the witness tree at Devil's Den in Gettysburg. I was gifted a small quantity of this wood several years ago - it was legally obtained, as I feel I should always make clear - and because it is so special, I'm careful to use it in ways that are the least wasteful.

For this reason, I have chosen to keep the "live" natural edge, and I only removed the loose bark and softened the edges with a wire-wheel brush and a flap-wheel sander before varnishing them, waxing them and applying protective silicone feet underneath. The upper and lower tiers are pinned together with brass rod and epoxy, and the lead-free pewter mount holds the 6" x 9" metal print securely in place.

The Reverse Side of the Print & StandThe pewter mount is symmetrical, so you can have the print facing in either direction. For those who don't know, the 'witness tree' is so called because it is believed to have been standing at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg, a living witness to that pivotal moment in America's history. Because there's such a limited quantity of this wood, and each slice is unique in shape and size, this is the first 2-tiered print stand I have made and I am selling it with this specific metal print of the image titled "The Witness Tree at Devil's Den".

This one-of-a-kind set is available on a first come, first served basis to the first person who emails me to claim it: [email protected]

Sized For All The Small Spaces In Your Life The 11 ounce coffee mug is shown for scale only, and it is not included. For anyone who has not experienced metal prints in person, they are not only far more durable than paper or canvas prints, they also have greater clarity, contrast and color depth, in addition to being easier to clean and maintain. Just keep them out of direct sunlight, avoid harsh detergents and these heirlooms will last your family for many generations.

This collectible 6" x 9" aluminum print of The Witness Tree at Devil's Den, together with a unique pewter and "witness wood" pedestal, a signed certificate of authenticity and a suede-microfiber cleaning cloth is priced at $199 + tax & shipping*.

This item has been sold. If you'd like to commission one that is similar, contact me.

* The coffee mug is shown for scale, and it is not included in this offer.


The Pennsylvania Monument in a Different Light

October 28, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Tealight Vigil PrototypeFeaturing the Pennsylvania Monument at Gettysburg

This aluminum print bears an image of the Pennsylvania state monument at Gettysburg, taken a few years ago during a fast moving summer storm. The sky was as dramatic as any I've seen in all my years of living here, and to my mind it perfectly compliments the iconic monument to the Sons of Pennsylvania, whose blood consecrates this hallowed ground.

The 8" round metal print is held by in place a prototype stand made from solid-surface material, lead-free pewter and brass, and which includes two thick glass tealight holders. I'm happy with the appearance of the prototype, and it is very sturdy with a pleasingly solid tactile quality. Unfortunately, because of the amount of time and material required to make it, I'll be modifying my design moving forward and there will be no others quite like it.

I've decided to sell the prototype stand paired with the Pennsylvania monument metal print, and this collectible set is available to the first person to claim it by email ([email protected]) and then pay for it.

 

Tealight Vigil PrototypeThere is only one - first come, first served!

This set also includes a signed certificate of authenticity and a suede-microfiber cleaning cloth (not pictured here). If you would like to own something of Gettysburg that's truly one-of-a-kind, this metal print and tealight set is $199 + tax & shipping. Be the first to claim it here!