Fenprint Old Photo Reproductions - General Information
Most of the pictures on this site have been reproduced from old postcards dating, on the whole, from Edwardian times though there may also be a few from the 1920s and 1930s. The majority of the cards are from my own personal collection though I am indebted to several other collectors who have allowed me to copy some of their cards.
The images have been digitally manipulated for the following reasons:
Digital enhancement can only do so much and the overall quality of the image will still reflect the quality of the original picture copied. For this reason I have limited the prints to three standard sizes i.e. 6" x 4", 9" x 6" and 12" x 8". Many pictures will print larger than this but it would be best to email me to enquire as to whether a particular print is suitable for greater enlargement.
- Many old pictures have become damaged through dirt, fading and tears. Where possible they have been restored as close to the original picture as is reasonable.
- All pictures have been given a constant sepia tone regardless of whether the original was sepia toned, black & white or coloured. This is preferred by people who wish to frame and / or put several pictures together for display.
- All pictures have been given a title band at the bottom. This contains either the original text from the card or a simple statement of location. An identification code has also been added to reference the picture. The addition of the band also helps to give the whole picture a 2:3 proportion which allows printing at standard sizes without any loss of image.
By default the prints will have a glossy finish however a semi matt finish is
also available - if you would prefer this finish please send a separate email
with your order requesting a semi matt finish.
Click on any of these index images to see an enlargement and get an idea of the actual quality of the reproductions.