Interested in owning a piece of photographic history ? Or perhaps an original photographic print of your favorite personality?
Dorthea Lange, Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, 1936
There is a great way to own an affordable, legitimate print.
The US Government maintains an archive of commissionedimages in the Library of Congress. Yes, this image is from the FSA project commisioned from Dorothea Lange.
A few years ago you could order a print pulled from the original negative.
It took them a couple of years but they have now scanned and digitazed the negs.
You can order a print of your choice from this site.
Library of Congress
They are high quality, beautiful pieces to hang in your home or office.
If you are looking for the investment factor, please visit you local photographic dealer. Or perhaps one selected from our RESOURCES page.
Now that isn’t the only place to get some great images inexpensively.
The New York Times also maintains an archive for sale.
Here are just a few of the thousands of images available:
John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Muhhamad Ali vs. Oscar Bonavena at Madison Square Garden, Dec. 7, 1970.
Photo by Neil Leifer
They even have an Midtown Classics version with all prints being 8×10, already framed, and yes, less expensive.[photopress:NSAPFHNF03F_810_large.jpg,full,centered] .
Their prints are achivally processed, so you get a high quality product.
Take a little time to browse through some of these collections.
And as we come slowly into the holiday, perhaps a photograph would be the perfect unique gift. Good to get the orders in early.
There is so much gold in there, you will be blown away.