Wooden mirror/picture frame, stained, made in Camp Petawawa,1940-1942

Wooden mirror/picture frame, stained, made in Camp Petawawa,1940-1942. The frame is constructed of wood, with 3 main parts: the pivoting frame, the frame support, and the base. The frame itself is an elongated octagon (5 inches high, 3.1 inches wide). The long base is bevelled and measures 7.4 inches long and 2 inches wide. Nails were used to secure the frame to to the base. The base has a maple leaf punched-in design, which is 1.8 by 1.6 inches in size. The frame mount has four finials, with an extra two at the tops of the frame support -- the others in the collection only have two at the pivot points.

A metal insert, which was reflective and likely used as a mirror, was cut to the measurements of the frame and likely repurposed from a tin.

This frame is part of a group of four collected and preserved by the family of internee Girolamo (George) Capponi.

The frames along with other wooden objects in the collection, may have been made by Capponi himself. He had written to his wife asking for wood-working tools.