Antiquephotoarchive

Stylish Strange Sexy Superior Vintage Photos & Pop Art

Asheville, North Carolina On Etsy since 2015

22,162 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Antiquephotoarchive

Stylish Strange Sexy Superior Vintage Photos & Pop Art

Asheville, North Carolina | 22,162 Sales

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Last updated on Oct 30, 2020

Holiday shopping online is starting early and is expected to be at an all-time high. ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR USPS DELIVERY AND CONSIDER CHOOSING PRIORITY SHIPPING for faster transit time.
We ship orders in 3-5 business days. Any "expected delivery dates" provided by Etsy are estimates and do not take into account possible delays with post office handling.

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About Antiquephotoarchive

Sales 22,162
On Etsy since 2015

Our mission: Providing perfectly peculiar, powerful, prurient and picturesque prints

Welcome to our shop! We have been working in the digital reproduction field for 19 years and and have mastered the nuances of printing; from the smallest sizes to mural-sized graphics. If you have any questions about us or our services please feel free to contact us. We do custom photo searches, file preparation and custom sized printing as well.

We carry a wide selection of hard to find, rare and unusual photographs and posters, as well as original art. All items are high resolution reproductions from original files, carefully polished and prepared, and are printed from a Canon Imagegraf 8400 commercial printer using genuine Lucia inks on heavyweight 260 gsm (very heavy) Epson photographic paper. With the exception of vintage travel posters or special request, we print on semi-gloss with 1/10 inch white border. This border ensures that the image itself will not be covered by the lip of a frame.


------------------NOTE: NOT ALL PRINTS ARE CREATED EQUAL!------------------------------

Don't purchase a print from just any vendor. Investigate how and with what those prints are produced.

Photo reproduction prints are a product of the mechanical printer, the quality of paper used, the quality of inks used and the human printer's eye and expertise.
There is a difference between the commonplace laser printer (as one would find at Office Max) and a professional state of the art giclee printer, like the one we use.

Our inks are archival pigmented inks, not dyes like a home ink jet printer uses. They are fade resistant for 100+ years. These are the inks sought by museums and galleries for their accurate color reproduction. That is, they are the only inks able to match an artist's palette or photographer's images.

Add a discerning and experienced eye, and you have all the makings of a superior print. In printing, like so many other services, a lot of factors determine the quality of the reproduction. How thick (or flimsy) the paper is, the resolution of the original photograph, the expertise of the individual processor/printer and the time spent polishing the image to perfection prior to printing.

Not only are we professional, we are nice people with big hearts. A portion of our proceeds goes to housing, feeding and caring for the large panda population recently discovered in New Jersey. Thank you for your visit and have a pandarific day-

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Shop policies

Last updated on October 27, 2020
PLEASE NOTE: Vintage photographs were, by definition, taken with cameras before such thing as high definition capability existed. Further, the types of film used, ambient lighting and stability of the photographer's hand were sometimes less than optimal. The lack of laser sharp definition (subtle grain) is thus not a defect in the printing process, but a hallmark of historical photographs. We believe that this characteristic is what makes vintage photographs so unique and interesting and consciously choose to not artificially enhance their definition in such a way as would make them appear inauthentic. We respect their original integrity. That being said, where there are obvious flaws often found in vintage photographs (scratches, spills, incorrect exposures etc.) we expertly correct them.

Please also note that due to the inconsistencies of computer and mobile device monitors/screens, neither we nor any other print producer can produce a print that is an exact match for what may appear on a particular screen. This is because a computer or mobile screen uses radiant light, also called active lighting. This is light coming from a singular contained source, an example being light coming from a light bulb, whereas a print is viewed in passive more ambient lighting which will also interact with a print or glass-framed reflective surface. This is why changing a print's location in a room, for example, can subtly change the print's appearance and ANY image viewed from a screen will appear brighter than the actual product. You can see this for yourself simply by holding a thick piece of paper in front of your monitor and noting it's brighter appearance. It is lit from behind by a concentrated light source. Don't let this scare you. It is only because we wish you to be an informed customer and because we like showing off our technical knowledge, that we are explaining this to you!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Our only goal is that you are happy and satisfied with your purchase. If ever there is a problem with an item when you receive it, please contact us right away so we can work out a solution.
 We strive for 5-star product and service. If you feel you have received anything less, please let us know before leaving a review so that we can see if we can make it right. If you have any questions along the way just contact us and we will be more than happy to answer them.

If you are still not completely satisfied with your purchase let us know within 3 days. If returned UNDAMAGED in original or equivalent packaging, we will gladly refund you your purchase price minus original shipping charges and 20% restocking fee (waived if exchanged). We reserve the right to assess whether there has been damage negating any refund, as we cannot then re-sell the print. If we find damage upon our receipt, we will provide photographic evidence of same. We are not responsible for return shipping charges. Of course, if we sent the wrong print, we will refund 100% of the total cost including shipping charges both ways or exchange the print for the correct print with no need to return the original shipment.

All items are carefully shipped in reinforced, protective industry standard packaging. Any returned print must be shipped back within 7 days of delivery INSURED with tracking number provided to us upon shipping. The print must ship in the original or equivalent hard cardboard mailing tube or envelope and be packaged the same way it was received (rolled no bigger than 1.5 inches in diameter and wrapped in paper) so it does not get damaged. The prints must have no smudges, fingerprints, pen or pencil marks, water marks, dents or scratches on either front or back. After we receive the print(s) in the same condition it was shipped, we will issue the refund less 20% re-stocking fee.

-WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SHIPMENT AFTER IT LEAVES OUR HANDS AND IS EN ROUTE VIA THE POSTAL SERVICE. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DELAYS IN POSTAL DELIVERY, OR DAMAGE OR THEFT IN SHIPPING. THIS IS WHY WE RECOMMEND PURCHASING INSURANCE UP TO $100.00 FOR $1.50 AT CHECKOUT. (USPS is no longer providing insurance for lost or damaged packages free of charge.)

Very infrequently, a shipment leaves our hands and is detained, delayed or damaged for reasons out of our control. The Post Master General himself acknowledges the delays and cites operational changes (they are no longer allowing overtime), COVID-19 staff reductions and financial losses as the reason behind delays. There are numerous news articles reporting on this issue, as a quick google search will reveal.

USPS is doing the best they can given these numerous factors coinciding with greatly increased shipping activity. Tracking may stop but that does not mean your package is lost. It simply means that there is a backup in handling. If you’d like to learn more about how the USPS is responding to this extraordinary burden, you can go to their website. Calling local branches will also result in the recorded message acknowledging that there may be delays due to the pandemic.

{{{ If tracking seems to stop and it has Not Yet Been 21 days past estimated delivery date: }}}

Should your tracking seem to stop prior to delivery, and you have questions or are desiring further instructions, please contact USPS/ your local P.O. directly. We cannot get any information that you can't and will not act as your agent in communicating with them. We understand their stresses, know they are doing the best they can and do not wish to demand information from them they simply may not be able to provide.

{{{ If your package is more than 21 days delayed past estimated delivery date }}}

-And you purchased insurance at checkout and your package has not arrived within 21 days, please contact us and we will replace the delayed items at no charge.

- If you did Not purchase insurance at checkout and your package has not arrived within 21 days of it's expected delivery date, please contact us and we will re-ship your order for a discounted purchase price to cover materials, packaging and handling cost plus Actual cost of shipping including insurance.

{{{ If your package arrives damaged }}}

-And you purchased insurance at checkout, please contact us and we will replace the damaged items at no charge.

-If you did Not purchase insurance at checkout, we will re-ship the damaged items for a discounted purchase price to cover materials, packaging and handling cost plus Actual cost of shipping including insurance.

We require photos of packaging and contents prior to re-shipping items damaged in transit.

Rest assured that all our industry standard packaging is strong and durable. These prints are our babies too. Unfortunately, the postal workers may not have the same relationship with them as we do.
Payment
We accept PayPal and all major credit cards.
Shipping
All orders ship from Asheville, North Carolina in 3-5 business days Unless your order shows 5-7 (in rare instances, we require longer processing times but we will always state that up front prior to your order). All orders will ship First Class mail via USPS, in durable cardboard mailing tubes or reinforced flat envelopes. Tracking will be provided.

-If you have a rush order or need any mailing upgrades, rush handling and/or Priority Class shipping are available at check-out. Please note that since Covid, USPS is no longer guaranteeing transit times for any mail class other than Priority Express (which we do not offer due to it's exorbitant cost) but USPS states that Priority Class is quicker than First Class. For additional information, see USPS website.

-WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SHIPMENT AFTER IT LEAVES OUR HANDS AND IS EN ROUTE VIA THE POSTAL SERVICE. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DELAYS IN POSTAL DELIVERY, OR DAMAGE OR THEFT IN SHIPPING. THIS IS WHY WE RECOMMEND PURCHASING INSURANCE UP TO $100.00 FOR $1.50 AT CHECKOUT. (USPS is no longer providing insurance for lost or damaged packages free of charge.)

Very infrequently, a shipment leaves our hands and is detained, delayed or damaged for reasons out of our control. The Post Master General himself acknowledges the delays and cites operational changes (they are no longer allowing overtime), COVID-19 staff reductions and financial losses as the reason behind delays. There are numerous news articles reporting on this issue, as a quick google search will reveal.

{{{ If tracking seems to stop and it has Not Yet Been 21 days past estimated delivery date: }}}

Should your tracking seem to stop prior to delivery, and you have questions or are desiring further instructions, please contact USPS/ your local P.O. directly. We cannot get any information that you can't and will not act as your agent in communicating with them. We understand their stresses, know they are doing the best they can and do not wish to demand information from them they simply may not be able to provide.

{{{ If your package is more than 21 days delayed past estimated delivery date }}}

-And you purchased insurance at checkout and your package has not arrived within 21 days, please contact us and we will replace the delayed items at no charge.

- If you did Not purchase insurance at checkout and your package has not arrived within 21 days of it's expected delivery date, please contact us and we will re-ship your order for a discounted purchase price to cover materials, packaging and handling cost plus Actual cost of shipping including insurance.

{{{ If your package arrives damaged }}}

-And you purchased insurance at checkout, please contact us and we will replace the damaged items at no charge.

-If you did Not purchase insurance at checkout, we will re-ship the damaged items for a discounted purchase price to cover materials, packaging and handling cost plus Actual cost of shipping including insurance.

We require photos of packaging and contents prior to re-shipping items damaged in transit.

Rest assured that all our industry standard packaging is strong and durable. These prints are our babies too. Unfortunately, the postal workers may not have the same relationship with them as we do.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM REQUESTS WELCOME
Any custom request is welcome. We offer a wide variety of digital services from customized lettering on prints to custom image searches and custom art from any of our images. Just contact us and we will work with you on any request. These services may be at additional cost if the request is especially time-consuming. We also offer bulk purchases and bulk printing services.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS

We ship internationally (Priority First Class International) by request only. This shipment method is expensive (it includes insurance and tracking and delivery time is 6-10 days) so serious inquiries only please. Simply contact us and reference the print(s)/sizes you are wanting and we will inform you of the shipping charge. Please note that we do not accept cancellations, refunds or exchanges with international orders. Please also note that no one has ever asked us for one.

COPYRIGHT STATEMENT
This copyright statement applies to all images and original text found on this website, and any other sites found in AntiquePhotoArchive domain. Please read carefully before downloading, publishing on the internet or elsewhere, linking to, incorporating into material items for sale, or printing copies for use.
© Copyright 2018 AntiquePhotoArchive. All rights reserved.
I. Proprietary Rights

While the original photographs we have worked from are in the public domain and not subject to copyright, we have so reworked these images that they now constitute creative intellectual property and are thus fully owned and copyrighted by AntiquePhotoArchive.The images and original text contained on this, and any other site under the AntiquePhotoArchive domain, are the property of AntiquePhotoArchive and are protected by United States and International copyright laws. All copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights in this site, are the property of AntiquePhotoArchive. Any commercial use of this content without prior consent is a violation of United States and International copyright law.

No permission, either express or implied, is granted for the electronic transmission, storage, retrieval, publication or printing of the images or original text contained on Etsy.com/shop//antiquephotoarchive other than that which is related to the normal "caching" practices of web browsers and activities such as downloading solely for your personal enjoyment. No parties/individuals visiting or viewing images from AntiquePhotoArchive on Etsy.com may otherwise copy, modify, publish, transmit, or distribute the contents found herein. Express written permission must be granted, on behalf of the copyright holder (AntiquePhotoArchive) in order to use these images or text for any purpose that is not outlined above.
Your use of Etsy.com to visit our shop or viewing of this statement indicates your acceptance of these conditions.
 

II. Free Web Usage Criteria


The following condition defines our authorization for use of our images or text on the Web, free of charge, so long as proper attribution of copyright is given to AntiquePhotoArchive with a link to www.etsy.com/shop//antiquephotoarchive in said attribution:
If you are preparing FREE online blogs, articles or posting/pinning on a public forum you may make use of these images, 
BUT ONLY IF YOU ATTRIBUTE THEM AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

III. Copyright Protection Tactics


In attempts to maintain the integrity of the copyrighted photographs found on this site, several copyright protection methods have been utilized. Some of these tactics include, but are not limited to:
1. Placement of watermarks

2. Specific resizing and cropping of images

3. Conversion of images to low resolution for web use


We ask that you do not copy any of the graphics, photographs, or text from this site for your own use (other than the terms stated above). Doing so is an infringement of United States and International copyright laws. Thank you for respecting our work.