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Hello to all of you who have litho prints with Radio Picture Frame Company on the back. I wish I could be the one to provide the information needed to set your minds at rest. I am just one in what seems to be a long line of searchers. As a young child, I remember there was a picture of a Collie dog and a little lamb in a snowstorm and it made me sad then. I went off to be married and then to the military and I never knew what happened to it. One day I was in a small town called Marion, Alabama and saw the same picture hanging on the wall in an antique shop. I had to have it, so I bought it. I paid $15.00 for it. I am sure my family got it free for something, we didn't have enough money to even buy food half the time. Anyway, I am going to keep searching and I will remember the forum and let everyone know about the company and the picture. Thanks for the memories (Jimmy Derandi), Rodger DeRamus Cottondale, Alabama
From: Rodger DeRamus (email@example.com)
For everyone who has asked for information about the picture "Shepherds Call", I found out it was painted in the early 1900, but there was no artist listed. Walter Hunt painted the sister painting to this picture and it is called "Good Friends". He also painted two other animal paintings. I have not found out anything about the picture frame company yet, but I will keep digging and I'll let you know. By the way, I just purchased a new reproduction of Shepherds Call from a store on eBay. Just go to eBay and click on animal paintings and follow the instructions , like animals, next is dogs, then next is collie and then follow down the list.
From: Bertie Smith
This post should be on this thread instead of where I put it so I'm moving it here. My Radio Picture Frame Co print is "Shephard's Call" and is of a collie in a snowstorm standing over a lost lamb. The print is very very old and I have had it reframed as although faded with time it is still very beautiful. I would just love to find a print of "Lone Wolf". Checked eBay but nothing there.
From: SANDY (REDHUE40@ADELPHIA.NET)
I ALSO HAVE SHEPHERDS CALL AND LONE WOLF.THEY BELONGED TO MY GRANDMOTHER,SO THEY HAVE TO BE 80 OR 90 YEARS.OLD.DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY INFO ON THE COMPANY OR THE ARTIST" THANK YOU
From: Wanda (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I also have a picture from the radio picture frame co. On the back is has #243 Beyond the vale. The artist name is Durrnberg. But the Address is radio picture frame co. Inc. 1056 Wyckoff Ave.Brooklyn 27, N.Y. I haven't been able to find anything on Durrnberg or beyond the vale.
From: lethie (email@example.com)
I have been researching information on the Radio Picture Frame Co, at 104 So. 4th St., Brooklyn,NY. The picture I have is of a Indian on a horse, titled Appeal to Sprits. I am trying to find out who the artist is and when it might have been done. It seems most of my searching today has shown that a lot of us have various pictures framed by this company. Everyone says they have to be old pictures handed down by great grand parents, parents, etc. so it is my best guest these pictures are old. If we could place a time frame of the company that framed them then this might help determine the artist and dates they were painted. Please share any information, thanks, L
From: Patsy Hughes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I have 4 pictures of ballet dancers by the artist Gina, on the back of all 4 pic. are RADIO PICTURE FRAME INC. BROOKLY 27 NY would anyone have any information on these or the company who framed them? Thanks
From: Mike Hoover
My parents had a picture of a pointer dog under glass. I took out the rusty nails at the rear holding the cardboard like backing that is stamped T41773 Flowers Radio Picture frame Co. Inc. the Brooklyn address everyone mentions. Between the dog and the cardboard was a print by Max Streckenbach. The cardboard used by the Radio Picture Co. was a back side of the 1937 movie poster for the movie Girl Overboard starring Gloria Stuart and Walter Pidgeon. Having found all of this I suspect Radio Picture Co. framed prints of original works of art at the time. However, I've been told the rusty nails date the work to some degree and although not worth a bunch in of itself it would fetch a couple of hundred on eBay. Oh, the frame is a pale yellow painted wood. Hope this helps everyone. I was just curious what was behind the dog and found all of this so believe one could say it's made around 1937. I'll keep it b/c the dog looks like my old birddog when I was a kid and quail were still plentiful around Austin, Tx.
From: Laura (email@example.com)
Hi guys! I picked up a frame and picture in the thrift shop today for two dollars. The print is of a 'clipper ship' and the whole thing was quite disgusting. It looked like it'd been in an attic for 70 years collecting grime the whole time. I took it all apart and I too found a piece of a movie poster. When I took the cardboard out and turned it over, Shirley Temple's face was pouting prettily at me! The movie is The Poor Little Rich Girl from 1936. The artwork in the frame is dated 1933. Interesting find and also Radio Picture Frame Co, Inc. stamped on the blank side.
From: Nicole (NAHERRON@YAHOO.COM)
I have an original, oil on canvas, depiction of "Shepherd's Call" that is signed by B.B. Baughn in 1934. Does anyone have any idea what this might be?
From: jmhairr (firstname.lastname@example.org )
I have one the title of mine is ships. Anyone know anything about it
From: Beth Rowland (BEsearch@aol.com)
I have my grandmother's picture named "Covered with Snow" with the numbers 40797 and 234/6. It is from Radio Picture Frame Co., Inc., 104 So. 4th St., Brooklyn, NY. The frame is painted silver. This is very old for I am 77 myself. Any information about this company or age of picture is appreciated.
From: Alaina (Alainamichelle2@aol.com)
Hello. I seem to have stumbled upon an old print and it appears to be an original copy within its native frame. On the back is printed: X40657 3637 St. Joseph Radio Picture Frame Co. Inc. 1540 Covert St. Brooklyn, NY—Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
From: Heather Hawkes (H2mama1210@gmail.com)
I have a Shirley Temple Picture framed. On the Back of the frame is stamped G511/15-39647 Sunshine & Shadows Radio Picture Frame Co. Inc. Brooklyn, N.Y. Anymore information on this world be appreciated.
From: diana ellixson
I too have found an older pencil sketching. It looks to be a cathedral of a church. . It has the name "Edw. H Koch" signed below the sketching. The address on back of picture A35086, 8x10, Radio Picture Frame Co., Inc104 So. 4th St., Brooklyn, N.Y. I am searching just like those of you before me, for more information.
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