• 56a55f9a40dc6_00014 : Post-installation of historic letters.

    Post-installation of historic letters. Photo © Erik Patten / Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum.

  • 56a55f9a40dc6_02172 : Stabler-Leadbetter Apothecary at the turn of the 20th century.

    Stabler-Leadbetter Apothecary at the turn of the 20th century. Courtesy City of Alexandria Museums.

Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

Historic Letter Mounts


Following major renovations to the Stabler-Leadbetter Apothecary Museum, the newly restored historic letters dating to the mid-1800s we're handed off to Graham Campbell to remount. Rather than installing them in a like-for-like fashion as they were, he took a 21st century approach to mount them in a non-destructive manner. Using the latest 3D scanning and printing technology, he created custom brackets for each letter along with a cleat mount system to allow the letters to be individually removed. The letters were rehung in their original position using a projected period photograph as a template.



Disciplines Fabrication; Industrial Design
LocationAlexandria, VA


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