Archival Prints from HSP Collection Now for Sale

Monday, November 5, 2012

Now you can own a piece of history. Digital reproductions of items from the Historical Society’s collection are available for sale as high-quality archival prints, perfect for the history lovers on your holiday list.

Whether you are looking for views of old Philadelphia, stunning photographs, colorful watercolors, or historic maps, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania has a wide range of unique items to choose from. There are more than 60,000 images available to browse in HSP’s online Digital Library, accessible at http://digitallibrary.hsp.org.

Images include watercolors by Philadelphia artist David J. Kennedy, posters from the Works Progress Administration, and an extensive collection of Civil War-related graphics and manuscripts. The image database increases every day as HSP staff scan and post additional historical documents, graphics, and photographs from the collection.

Members of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania receive a 10 percent discount on archival print purchases.

The prints are available in various sizes, ranging from 8x10 inches to 24x36 inches. Matte or glossy archival prints are produced in-house at the Historical Society’s Digital Lab on a high-quality Epson color printer. In additional to physical prints, visitors to the Digital Library can purchase licensing services and electronic images suitable for using in a publication or exhibit. Images are available in various formats—from web-quality to high-resolution.

Visitors to the Digital Library are asked to create a free online account, through which they can create image galleries, send and receive messages from the Historical Society’s Rights and Reproductions staff, and purchase digital images and archival prints. To select images for purchase, simply add images to your personal online gallery and submit your order. Orders are reviewed by HSP’s Rights and Reproductions staff, who will send an invoice to your online account. You can make a payment and download digital images online.