July 9, 2010
CW offers consumers direct access of official Foundation photography
For more than 50 years, the architecture, gardens, trades and treasures of Colonial Williamsburg have been captured by the professional photographers of Colonial Williamsburg’s photo services department. This archival photo collection includes more than a million images that capture the beauty, elegance and charm of the world’s largest outdoor living history museum, bringing the 18th century to life. The photographs are found in the pages of Colonial Williamsburg’s books and calendars as well as on the website and printed posters.
Now, a selection of more than 500 images is available for sale through Colonial Williamsburg’s website at www.history.org/photos. The site enables individuals to purchase high-quality prints of revolutionary scenes, iconic buildings, historic gardens, rare breeds of animals and the faces of interpreters and tradesmen and women at work. The prints are available in matte, glossy or lustre finishes in several sizes, including 5 x 7 note cards and a puzzle. Each purchase of the photographs supports Colonial Williamsburg’s mission and its research, preservation and educational programs.
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and presentation of the 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia.
Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at colonialwilliamsburg.com. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs and its mission “that the future may learn from the past."