A couple of weeks back I purchased three interesting arts & crafts frames.
They had neat old pictures from Venice, Italy, but I really just wanted the frames…so I set about taking the pictures out..which involved pulling old rusty nails from the back that had been there for maybe 80 years?…
When I got the pictures out I found these painted boards which were used to hold the photos in place!
and the last one which is the most complete and has a date – 1902.
So now I am so interested!! Where are these from? They’re all different views of the same crest. ‘l’union fait la force’ (strength through unity) is the motto for Belgium and the lion is like a Belgian lion…but its wearing a little crest of its own which I can’t place. Also, the right side of the crest has a LOT of different things on it… what does it mean? so fun trying to figure this out 🙂 any ideas?