Frequently Asked Questions
How are the photographs made?
We use Epson's K3 photo lab technology. This
method of developing is quickly becoming the standard with
professional photographers for black & white images. This technology
produces an exhibition quality print that has truly neutral tones
and stunning depth and clarity that even rivals traditional silver
Is the resolution disappointing?
No, is the simple answer. Because we are
dealing with historical photographs from a wide range of regions,
creators and time periods, there is variation in the quality.
However, we always ask ourselves if we would be pleased with a
particular image framed and on display before we add it to our
inventory. We do not carry low-quality "snapshots," cheap digital
scans or multi-generational prints.
Are the photographs in the public domain?
Many of the images are available for use as
public domain images. Some of the images can be licensed for limited
commercial use and some are restricted for all commercial
activities. If you would like more information about a particular
image, email us.
Will the watermark/writing appear on the
photograph I receive?
No. The writing on the internet image of the
photograph is to discourage copying and will not appear on your
How are the photographs shipped?
8" by 10"s are shipped in a plastic sleeve and
flat, stiff mailer via USPS first class mail. Enlargements are
placed in a plastic sleeve and then into a rigid tube that is of a
larger diameter than the sleeve. This ensures that an impact to the
tube will not be transferred to the image. Enlargements may ship via
USPS, Fedex or UPS.
Is this available in a larger/smaller size.
Yes. For smaller sizes, email us at
sizes can be obtained by purchasing the photograph listing and also
"Enlargement Option" from our eBay store.