Thursday, March 29, 2007

Black History Photographs

The addition of Black History photographs has begun. The first set of pictures includes Civil War era photographs and 1930s portraits of former slaves. The next group will include more images from W.E.B Du Bois' 1900 Paris exhibition.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Civil War Photographs Added

Photographs from the American Civil War are now available for sale by Argent Editions. 8 x 10 inch prints are $85 and 11 x 14 inch prints are $125. This photograph of President Lincoln was taken by Alexander Gardner in 1862.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Civil War Photographs

A batch of American Civil War photographs was acquired over the weekend. None has been uploaded to the site yet, but expect that in the next day or so.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Color Calibration

The ColorVision Spyder2 Suite and a Samsung wide-format LCD monitor have made the process of retouching and prepping photographs for printing an easier and more satisfying experience. All the photos from the Lewis Hine collection have been re-cut with brand-new tonal curves since the monitor calibration.
See what a difference it makes:
Lewis Hine photographs after calibration

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

New Photograph Available

Lewis Hine's 1911 Breaker boys working in Ewen Breaker of Pennsylvania Coal Co. is now available from Argent Editions.

Abebooks has some extraordinary collectible books listed for Lewis Hine. See what's available.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Page Rank

Google crawled the site on Saturday. The site's coming up #1 for the term "Argent Editions" and toward the bottom of page 5 for "Lewis Hine Prints."

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Gallery on Flickr

Three photographs were added to Flickr today; one by Dorothea Lange and two from Lewis Hine. If you're interested in making a purchase, please email or call (212) 714-7065

More images will be added to Flickr for viewing while the gallery is being built at

Welcome to Argent Editions

The site was launched a week ago, on March 9, 2007. The first photograph to be featured on the site was Lewis Hine's "Carrying-in" boy in Alexandria Glass Factory, Alexandria, Va

Purchases can currently be made via PayPal, though the e-commerce system and photo galleries are being developed now, with new content and features to be added when completed.

See which historic photograph is featured today.