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Answers to Our Summer Quiz

We remembered our fantastic national parks a few weeks ago with a promotional quiz based on this photo. It’s an old stereograph, produced by the thousands in the days before glossy travel magazines, and you can even browse through the Online Archive of California’s impressive online collection. The person in the picture is standing on […]

A Rare Lincoln Photo, Restored

This weekend, while you’re getting ready for your barbecues, we wanted to share a special photo with you to get you into the spirit of the holiday. Taken during one of Abraham Lincoln’s final portrait sittings in February, 1865, the original negative was cracked and discarded. This scan (above left) was made by the Library […]

Famous Photo Quiz

While fine art photography can be traced back to the Victorian era, the fascination really developed in the early 1900s when Alfred Stieglitz introduced fine art photography into museum collections. It’s not always easy to tell a photograph’s relative value — historical and technical relevance are often considered. Quiz: Which of these three photographs sold […]

Holiday Shipping Dates at ScanCafe

Please note: customer service inquiries are answered fastest at admin@scancafe.com. We will also have special holiday customer support hours from 7am to noon, PT, on December 24th. There are 4 kinds of holiday-related ScanCafe gifts that we can deliver by December 23, 2010, depending on when you place your order: GIFT DELIVERY REQUIREMENTS ScanCafe standard […]

Halloween Costumes

This Halloween has us thinking about photos from years past — the old decorations, the treats, our first costumes! There’s something special about that very first costume, isn’t there? Whether it was lovingly handmade by a devoted parent, or excitedly chosen on a family outing, that costume will always be precious. Tell us about your […]