About Us

25 Susquehanna Ave
Lansdale, PA 19446
Phone: 215-362-1010

History of The Mitre Box

  • The Beginning

    The Mitre Box was established in 1955 as the Hollywood Frame Shop by Wilbur J.D. Ingham Jr. and his father Wilbur J.D. Ingham Sr.

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  • 1955

  • The Mitre Box is Born

    After his father’s death in 1969, Bill moved the business into his home and called it The Mitre Box.

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  • 1969

  • The 1st Generation

    Ingham joined with other picture framers to help form the Professional Picture Framers Association. The goal of the PPFA was to improve the industry through education and increased awareness of the skills required for custom picture framers. Bill Ingham became a certified picture framer as did his daughter Beverly Kicinski, and her husband Joseph Kicinski.

    The Mitre Box has had several other locations over the years. Downtown Lansdale, a barn in Worcestor, back to downtown Lansdale, and then to the storefront on Main Street in Lansdale.

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  • 1969
    to
    1991

  • The 2nd Generation

    Joseph and Beverly Kicinski bought The Mitre Box from Bill and have carried on the museum quality and craftsmanship that The Mitre Box has been known for.

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  • 1992

  • The Mitre Box Today

    In July of 2002, The Mitre Box moved to it’s current location at 25 Susquehanna Ave. Lansdale. Located between Mike’s Shoe Repair and the Lansdale Library. One of Joe and Bev’s daughter’s, Joslyn, is also currently designing framing choices as well.

    The Mitre Box has always thrived on framing the difficult and unusual, while being creative and using museum quality standards. We can put together a tasteful design for pretty much anything! This includes needlework, shadow boxes, flag and medal cases, mirrors, canvas transfers, prints, posters, and more! We also do some restorations.

    When you come in for a free consultation, you can expect to be given choices from our thousands of frame samples. You will also receive courteous service and we will explain different aspects of the framing process so you can make the best informed decision. You can count on the same personalized, professional service and quality that we have been known for!

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  • 2002 
    to 
    Today