A Look Back at Kansas Icon Gale Sayers

Do you recognize the name Gale Sayers? He’s a professional football player born in Wichita, Kansas, who advanced his career at the University of Kansas. Becoming known as “the Kansas Comet,” Sayers was a memorable player while at KU… as a freshman, in a scrimmage against the varsity players, he ran 75 yards for a… Read more »

Why John Brown is an Important Figure in Kansas History

Before the Civil War, John Brown was a leading figure in the abolitionist movement to put an end to slavery. Unlike others around him at the time, he wasn’t a pacifist. Instead, he believed aggressive action should be taken against slaveholders and the government officials who enabled them. At one time, he made the declaration… Read more »

Reasons to Become a KU Art Collector

At Framewoods Gallery, we have quite a few pieces of art featuring names like A. Lawrence, Andy Thomas, Brain McKelvey, Bud Jennings, Charlie Podrebarac, Danny Manning, and Elden Tefft, among others. Whether it’s a signed poster or bronze sculptures, it’s fun to look and see all the University of Kansas Jayhawks artistic memorabilia Framewoods Gallery… Read more »

Signs a Memorabilia Dealer is Selling Fake Autographs

Sometimes memorabilia dealers sell fake autographs! Is that terrible? Yes, it is! We don’t like it, and we don’t do it. But in this crazy world we live in where many people are money-hungry, fake autographs exist. Ideally, you don’t pay for something that’s not authentic, right? What are some signs a memorabilia dealer is… Read more »

Honor Kansas Basketball History With a James Naismith Bronze Maquette

One of the most unique items Framewoods Gallery sells is the James Naismith Bronze Maquette. It’s a 12-inch tall bronze replica of James Naismith’s statue located at the Allen Fieldhouse on the campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence. By the way, if you’re not familiar with the word “maquette,” it’s defined as a… Read more »

The Benefits of Having Your Diploma Professionally Framed

Picture this: you work hard and long to earn your diploma. It’s sitting on the breakfast table. You’re eating breakfast. A splotch of grape jelly from your toast ends up on your diploma. Can you say “awkward?” Do you bother to get a replacement? That’s probably not that easy to do! When you get a… Read more »

Why Frank Mason is a Beloved Kansas Jayhawk Basketball Player

Many players come through a college basketball program, but few have the impact and charisma to leave an indelible mark that turns them into legends. While Kansas basketball has had the good fortune of having myriad talented players come through the doors, it’s not always the most skilled ones who leave the biggest mark. Once… Read more »