Why did this painting have Frankford related news clippings inside it?

Richard posted this photo along with this question on our Facebook wall:

Lady & Dog picture.
This Picture was in my Grandmother’s barn,her farm was sold in the late 60’s and my father put it tn his living room.We opened up the back of it 40 years ago and it had newspaper adds from your area.
Anyone no who this might be? The newspaper clippings in the back of the picture are from the late 1800’s.The clippings are from the Frankford Pa. area I think near Philadelphia Pa.

Any clues as to who this might be?  Is it a famous Frankford resident?  Was this picture framed here?  You can see the pictures of the news clippings he pulled from the back of the picture on our Facebook page.