Order Info and Shipping Policy


The images we use to make prints from come from digital scans of original prints in the public domain provided by the Library of Congress. 

The Library of Congress generally provides high resolution scans which we use in the reproduction process. Sometimes the scans provided are lower in resolution.

Our custom framed prints are produced using authentic and American made frame molding and glazing. Our framing work is done by a 100-year old company, one of the most respected framers in the Northeast who works with museums, universities and artists. 

The paper used in the printing process is museum quality, American-manufactured 230 GSM Giclee-grade, brilliant bright white matte paper. The digital scan is printed using a Canon Fine Art Giclee Printer, the same used by museums and artists to reproduce their works. The printer uses 12-catridge pigmented inks that are printed uniformly onto the paper surface. 

Pigmented inks have a life of 100+ years unlike conventional dye printing inks that sink into gaps on the paper and disrupt color output. The printed images will typically look similar to that of the preview images shown on each product page although our use of archival papers and inks tends to bring out the richness of the colors more.  (For a more detailed understanding of the printing process - see the article "Printing Ink and Paper" under "Read More").

The prints you order from us are reproduction prints, not originals. They are open editions and not limited editions.

Sometimes images from Library have rips, tears, holes, scratches or other artifacts which are visible on the preview images. In most cases, we will attempt to digitally repair/restore the image and remove these artifacts prior to reproduction. We do our best to "clean up" the images as appropriate and as best we are able to without compromising the essence of the subject matter in the original print/scan.

The matting shown in each digital preview is a "faux" matting.  Each print is rendered with a "faux" matting that looks similar to real matting. 


Generally, you should allow up to 2 weeks from the time of your order until your product is shipped.  We strive to get things out as quickly as possible though.   For Christmas orders, please try to place your orders at least 2 weeks before December 24 to ensure delivery for the Holiday.  Thank you.