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Press Release
March 18, 2008

iPHOTOART Launches New Web Site

National Archives partner iPHOTOART launches new web site See a sampling of National Archives images that were available on iPHOTOART Direct.

Washington, DC…National Archives partner iPHOTOART (iPA) announces the launch of its new retail/wholesale web site www.iphotoartdirect.com. Featuring images from the holdings of both the Archives and the New-York Historical Society, the site offers high-quality posters, photographic prints, and giclee prints in two sizes.

Among the many striking images available in the National Archives collection are –

  • Beautifully rendered architectural drawings of Cape Hatteras and Execution Rocks lighthouses

  • Unusual patent drawings for household products, design trademarks, and curious inventions

  • Meticulous drawings of early sailing ships from the Charles Ware collection

  • Colorful watercolor illustrations of 19th century forts and historic maps that document famous Civil War battles

  • Rarely seen World War II posters from the Records of the Office of Government Reports

  • Stunning photographs of the Grand Canyon and Old Faithful by Ansel Adams

Each print is produced from a digital file created by scanning the original document, which may exhibit damage such as stains, tears, mold, age spots, or miscellaneous markings not part of the original work. iPA graphic specialists restore each image to its original clarity, vibrancy, and color, while eliminating most of the ravages of time. In some cases, a complementary border is added to the original artwork to format the piece to fit standard frame sizes.

All prints come with a Certificate of Authenticity that lists the title, artist, location, and date, if known, as well as a description of the National Archives of the United States.

See a sampling of National Archives images that were available on iPHOTOART Direct.

New images will continue to be added to the site over the coming 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. We ensure continuing access to the essential documentation of the rights of American citizens and the actions of their government. We support democracy, promote civic education, and facilitate historical understanding of our national experience. 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 archives, records centers, and Presidential Libraries, and on the Internet at www.archives.gov.

About iPHOTOART

iPHOTOART Inc. is a leading publisher and distributor of photographic and fine art prints to art and design trade accounts, including fine art and photography galleries, interior designers, corporate art buyers, lifestyle retailers and home furnishing catalogs and e-commerce retailers as well as direct-to-consumers. In addition to representing the holdings of the National Archives, iPHOTOART publishes and distributes branded wall art from the archives of LIFE magazine, National Geographic, The Associated Press, The George Eastman House Museum, The New-York Historical Society, and several other important photographers' estates. iPHOTOART markets both fine art photography and photojournalism as well as graphic and fine art, in subject categories such as sports, celebrity portraiture, Americana, architecture, world history, landscapes, nature & nauticals, exploration & adventure, civilization & culture, music and fashion. iPHOTOART's mission is to bring great photographic and historic print images into the home or office. For more information, see its web site www.iphotoartdirect.com.

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