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Selling Vintage photos from 1890-1910


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Hi,

I have a quick question (I hope). Does Alamy accept restored or colorized pictures taken around 1890's to 1910's? I have a large collection of my relatives in Sweden from that time. A LOT of them are actual snapshots which is interesting because most people didn't have cameras to take every day snapshots with. I have restored many of them in photoshop and colorized some of them, but of course I have all the originals as well. I have no model releases obviously. I am the next of kin to the people; grandmother, great grandmother etc, but I have many images which I have no clue who they are.  

Are these possible to sell at all?

Thanks,

Sonja

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Yes, Alamy accepts vintage pictures.

 

You should contact them and apply for Archive upload privileges so that you do not have to submit through the normal QC procedure. No need for model releases. 

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On 15/06/2020 at 21:18, SonjasEye said:

Hi,

I have a quick question (I hope). Does Alamy accept restored or colorized pictures taken around 1890's to 1910's? I have a large collection of my relatives in Sweden from that time. A LOT of them are actual snapshots which is interesting because most people didn't have cameras to take every day snapshots with. I have restored many of them in photoshop and colorized some of them, but of course I have all the originals as well. I have no model releases obviously. I am the next of kin to the people; grandmother, great grandmother etc, but I have many images which I have no clue who they are.  

Are these possible to sell at all?

Thanks,

Sonja

Yes, the archival route will be the way to go. You will need to put a selection of images somewhere on the web for the Alamy team to look at to see if they suit. Assuming they are fine, they will then grant you access. I have a similar collection taken by my great-grandfather. They have sold pretty well. Often used in books.

Example

american-archive-monochrome-family-portr

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