This is a print of the first battle of Omdurman, September 1898, produced by G. W. Bacon & Co.
The instruction from the customer was simple - replace the old wooden frame with something more in keeping with the picture and with the client's tastes! So far, so normal - a sandy coloured moulding was chosen complimented with a hand painted grey bevel moulding for the sight-line.
However, looking at the back of the picture, there was a complete description of the battle, obviously produced to accompany the picture, along with the original framer's label. The client wanted both preserved.
The real challenge was removing the description from the original wood backing.
Some specialist glue solvent did the trick, and the description and label were successfully re-attached to the new backing.