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New fine art prints made from historic photographs

New fine art prints made from historic photographs

Fine art photographer Keith Dotson now selling high-quality black and white prints made from beautiful, public domain historical photographs

 

I’m now selling fine art prints made from scans of historical photographs. These beautiful images are in the public domain, which means they’ve aged out of copyright, and are available for download from sources like the Library of Congress. I’ve individually selected images from some of my favorite cities, including Charleston, Savannah, and New Orleans.

Most of the photographs were made by the famous Detroit Publishing Co., which created a remarkable photographic record of 25,000 glass negatives of mostly US cities in the years between 1890 and 1924. After bankruptcy, the negatives were transferred to several entities before landing at the Library of Congress.

Details about the prints:

  • Available only in the size listed
  • Printed using the very latest inkjet technology, using archival pigment inks that are rated to last up to 400 years on pH-neutral paper
  • Printed on 100-percent cotton matte-surface fine art photographic paper, which is pH-neutral
  • Free shipping within the US. Contact us to arrange sale and shipping outside the US.
  • Typically ships within 7 business days
  • Secure e-commerce is provided via payments processor Square. All financial transactions are direct with the processor — I never see or receive your credit card data.
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Buy a fine art print made from historic, public domain photographs


CHARLESTON

Residence on Hasell Street, Charleston, SC. Fine art print from vintage image. Click to buy a print.
Residence on Hasell Street, Charleston, SC. Fine art print from vintage image. Click to buy a print.

Residence on Hasell Street, Charleston, SC

This photograph was made by William Henry Jackson for Detroit Publishing Co. in 1902 on an 8 x 10 inch glass plate negative. The print you purchase will include the black border, exactly as shown here. Image ID: 4a09475a.

Buy a print. $65 / Free Shipping

Image Size: Approximately 15.25 inches wide x 12 inches tall
Paper: 100-percent cotton fine art paper with matte surface


East Battery Parade, Charleston, SC. Fine art print from vintage image. Click to buy a print.
East Battery Parade, Charleston, SC. Fine art print from vintage image. Click to buy a print.

East Battery Parade, Charleston, SC.

This photograph was made by Detroit Publishing Co. in 1900, on an 8 x 10 glass plate negative. The print you purchase will include the black border, exactly as shown here. Image ID: 4a05087a.

Buy a print. $65 / Free Shipping

Image Size: Approximately 15.25 inches wide x 12 inches tall
Paper: 100-percent cotton fine art paper with matte surface


Gallery and garden, [35 Legare Street], Charleston, S.C. Fine art print from vintage image.
Gallery and Garden, [35 Legare Street], Charleston, S.C. Fine art print from vintage image. Click to buy a print.

Gallery and Garden, [35 Legare Street], Charleston, S.C.

This photograph was made by Detroit Publishing Co., between 1910 and 1920, on an 8 x 10 glass plate negative. The print you purchase will include the black border, exactly as shown here. I love the lazy dog at bottom right. Image ID: 4a24158v.

Buy a print. $65 / Free Shipping

Image Size: Approximately 15 inches wide x 12 inches tall
Paper: 100-percent cotton fine art paper with matte surface


NEW ORLEANS

St. Charles Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana. Fine art print from vintage photograph.
St. Charles Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana. Fine art print from vintage photograph. Click to buy a print.

St. Charles Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana

This photograph was made by Detroit Publishing Co., between 1890 and 1901, on an 8 x 10 glass plate negative. The print you purchase will include the black border, exactly as shown here. Image ID: 4a04330u.

Buy a print. $65 / Free Shipping

Image Size: Approximately 15.4 inches wide x 12 inches tall
Paper: 100-percent cotton fine art paper with matte surface


Royal Street, New Orleans, fine art print from a vintage photo. Click to buy a print.
Royal Street, New Orleans, fine art print from a vintage photo. Click to buy a print.

Royal Street, New Orleans

This photograph was made by Detroit Publishing Co., in the year 1900 on an 8 x 10 inch glass plate negative. The print you purchase will include the black border and the damaged top edge, exactly as shown here. Image ID: 4a28933u.

Buy a print. $65 / Free Shipping

Image Size: Approximately 15.25 inches wide x 12 inches tall
Paper: 100-percent cotton fine art paper with matte surface


SAVANNAH

Old Colonial Cemetery, Savannah, GA. Fine art print from vintage image. Click to buy a print.
Old Colonial Cemetery, Savannah, GA. Fine art print from vintage image. Click to buy a print.

Old Colonial Cemetery, Savannah, GA

This photograph was made by Detroit Publishing Co., in 1900, on an 8 x 10 inch glass plate negative. The print you purchase will include the black border, exactly as shown here. Image ID: 4a04307a.

Buy a print. $65 / Free Shipping

Image Size: Approximately 15.25 inches wide x 12 inches tall
Paper: 100-percent cotton fine art paper with matte surface


ST. AUGUSTINE

The Water battery and Bastion of Fort Marion, St. Augustine. Click to buy a print.
The Water Battery and Bastion of Fort Marion, St. Augustine. Click to buy a print.

The Water Battery and Bastion of Fort Marion, St. Augustine

The old Spanish fort on Matanzas Bay at St. Augustine, now called Castillo de San Marcos, built in 1672. This photograph was made by Detroit Publishing Co., in the years between 1900 and 1906 on an 8 x 10 inch glass plate negative. The print you purchase will include the black border, exactly as shown here. Image ID: 4a08731a.

Buy a print. $65 / Free Shipping

Image Size: Approximately 15.25 inches wide x 12 inches tall
Paper: 100-percent cotton fine art paper with matte surface


Old City Gate, St. Augustine, Fla. Fine art print from vintage image. Click to buy a print.
Old City Gate, St. Augustine, Fla. Fine art print from vintage image. Click to buy a print.

Old City Gate, St. Augustine, Fla

The old city gate in St. Augustine was constructed of cocquina in 1808 as part of an older city wall built by the Spanish to defend the city against English and Seminole attacks. This photograph was made by William Henry Jackson for Detroit Publishing Co. in 1901 on an 8 x 10 inch glass plate negative. The print you purchase will include the black border, exactly as shown here. Image ID: 4a08791a.

Buy a print. $65 / Free Shipping

Image Size: Approximately 15.25 inches wide x 12 inches tall
Paper: 100-percent cotton fine art paper with matte surface


WISCONSIN

Devil's Lake, Wisconsin. Fine art print from vintage image. Click to buy a print.
Devil’s Lake, Wisconsin. Fine art print from vintage image. Click to buy a print.

Devil’s Lake, Wisconsin

I’ve photographed and hiked Devil’s Lake many times. Formed by a glacier, it’s truly one of the world’s most stunning bodies of water. This photograph was made by Detroit Publishing Co., between 1880 and 1899, on an 8 x 10 glass plate negative. The print you purchase will include the black border, exactly as shown here. Image ID: 4a04101a.

Buy a print. $65 / Free Shipping

Image Size: Approximately 15.25 inches wide x 12 inches tall
Paper: 100-percent cotton fine art paper with matte surface

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