High Quality Historical Prints

Expertly Hand Colourised

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our Colourisation Process

Are your prints hand colourised?

Yes! Every image is restored and colourised by hand,

What is your process?

Firstly we research the history of the image, and build up a colour reference palette.

We then restore any major damage, dust and scratches. Smaller imperfections are left.
We want to retain as much authenticity as possible.

Finally we build up the layers of colour, often over 100 different layers!

Where do you source your images?

Most of our images are sourced from National Archives in the UK, USA, and Canada.

What about copyright?

We check at source that all images we use are in the Public Domain.

As a matter of principle and courtesy, we will always credit the original photographer wherever possible.

Copyright for the final colourised artwork remains the property of Touch The Past.
please note this is in no way a claim to copyright over the original image.

Can you tell me more about your art prints?

Our museum-quality art prints are created using an advanced printing technique known as giclée which produces a sharp, vibrant, and high-resolution result

Our prints are on long-lasting matte (uncoated) archival paper with a weight of 250 gsm / 110 lb.

Can I license your images?

We don’t offer a generic license, but if you have a specific requirement you can contact us to discuss further.