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 halide prints.
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 photograph.
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 via the "ask
seller a question" link. Larger sizes can be obtained by purchasing the photograph listing and also purchasing an "Enlargement Option" from our eBay store.