May 3, 2006
The National Archives Partners with iPHOTOART to Produce Reproductions from its Holdings
Washington, DC and Nyack, NY…The National Archives announces a partnership with iPHOTOART, a leading publisher and distributor of prints, posters, and other graphic materials, to produce reproductions of a variety of National Archives holdings. Through this non-exclusive agreement, prints of selected Civil War Maps, World War I and II posters, patent drawings, lighthouse drawings, and Ansel Adams photographs are now available for purchase on the iPhotoart web site www.archivesprints.com. These striking images have been painstakingly reproduced from digital files housed at the National Archives, and are embossed with the National Archives official seal.
Highlights of the initial collection include:
- Intricate maps of the Battlefield of Gettysburg and of the Battles of Bull Run
- Colorful patent drawings of an alcohol still, a flying machine, and a typewriter
- Rarely-seen World War II posters from the Committee on Public Information
- Beautifully rendered architectural drawings of Cape Canaveral and Boston Harbor lighthouses
- Stunning photographs of the Grand Canyon and Old Faithful by Ansel Adams
New images will continue to be added to the collection over the upcoming months.
About the National Archives
The National Archives and Records Administration, an independent federal agency, is the nation's record keeper. Founded in 1934, its mission is unique –to serve American democracy by safeguarding and preserving the records of our Government, ensuring that the people can discover, use, and learn from this documentary heritage. The National Archives ensures continuing access to the essential documentation of the rights of American citizens and the actions of their government. The National Archives meets a wide range of information needs, among them helping people to trace their families' history, making it possible for veterans to prove their entitlement to medical and other benefits, and preserving original White House records. The National Archives carries out its mission through a nationwide network of regional archives, records centers, and Presidential Libraries, and on the internet at www.archives.gov.
iPHOTOART publishes and distributes photographic prints, posters, plaques, and reproductions of a wide variety of graphic materials, such as maps, U.S. patent drawings, architectural plans, illustrations, and more. iPHOTOART's mission is to bring great photographic and historic print images into the home or office. See its web site www.iphotoart.com.
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For press information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs Staff at 202-357-5300.