Hi, I'm Judy Konopka, the founder of Historical Pix! Historical Pix is a small company based in central CT specializing in black and white (mostly) interior artwork for homes and businesses. I've worked hard building this business, but it has been a labor of love. For me, It really is like time travel! The photos transport us back to places we forgot and introduce us to people who looked at life a little differently.
All photos and prints are unprocessed public domain photos without known copyright restrictions. They come from defunct newspapers and the the result of the US Farm Security Administration (FSA). The FSA was a New Deal agency created in 1935-44 to combat rural poverty during the Great Depression. They are reproduction prints that look and feel like original photos.
With 25 years experience in artwork preparation and an aim to produce high quality artwork, Historical Pix focuses on longevity, durability, and style by using acid-free quality papers from Hahnemuhle and Canon. Print reproductions are made in-house using top-of-the-line Canon Pro-2000 and Epson Surecolor printers with 11 Ultrachrome archival inks.
Professional, industry-grade equipment and imaging software is used after carefully removing stains, tears dust and scratches and optimizing each photo for exposure, luminance, clarity, and contrast, while retaining and enhancing the original details. This can take hours per photo.
Looking through the photos, it's hard to not think about these people and wonder about their lives. I especially love when people share their stories of why a photo resonates with them. I've had customers tell me all sorts of wonderful stories. One customer found a photo of his Great Grandmother leading a parade in Butte Montana! I hope you have fun looking at these photos as much as I've had working on them and hearing your stories.
Best, Judy Konopka
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