Historical Programs

Your story. Your community.

Share your heritage with your team, clients and the world.



The history of your community or organization is a
valuable asset that
reinforces your sense of place,
traditions and the integrity of your brands.
Historical content related to your community or organization supports strategic marketing, community relations, and has
lasting cultural and educational value. Your team and
clientele have a sense of inclusion and pride in your shared historical context

For three decades, we have integrated historical content with
our clients' facilities, strategic marketing and human resources objectives. History content of our clients organizastions and community have been leveraged for public exhibits, art programs, exhibits, hotel rooms, jury rooms, restaurants, publications, promotional merchandise, and on the web.

Let us show you how this many benefit your organization.



Does Your Organization Have History?
Organizational history is a high-value asset that can
benefit both marketing and human resources objectives.

Historical images express a tradition of excellence that inspires and educates the viewer.

History communicates your organizations' longevity and endurance. It solidifies your organization's place in the community.

Your history is also unique to your organization and a valuable asset for enhancing your positioning in the larger marketplace and community.
















PORTFOLIO PROJECTS
Main heritage exhibit program at Washington Hospital US District Court Historical Exhibit Program United States District Courts - Oakland







Guest Room Artwork - Hotels and hospitals

Case Studies: Post Ranch Inn, Hyatt Monterrey, Ramada Plaza





Public Space Exhibits

Case Studies: Palace Hotel, Century Plaza






Historical Themes for Facility Branding

Case Study: Ronald Reagan Suite







Restaurants and Bars

Case Study: Omni Hotel, Momos, Pied Piper Bar








Memorabilia Displays and Collections

Case Study: Palace Hotel, VA hospital Palo Alto










Educational Exhibits







Publications and Books


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Ronald Reagan Suite,
Palace Hotel
Reagan Brochure







Custom Books

Washington Township










Media and Community Relations

See examples: St. Regis














Company History - Your Story

Celebrate your tradition of excellence and service.
Was your organization notable in the devefopment of your community?
Have your innovations changed the world around us?




Architectural or Property History

Does your real estate, facilities, hotel or restaurant have history?
Have celebrity visitors added to your legacy?
Is you building a landmark?

If so, use this as a visual element of your branding and facility design program.

Case Studies: St. Regis, Century Plaza, Palace Hotel, Post Ranch Inn

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Community History

Community is like an extended framily. Sharing your communities story in pictures within your facilities enhances these bonds, provides a sense of place, connects you with your local area, your team and customers

Case Studies:
Post Ranch Inn, Hyatt Monterrey, Omni Hotel, Momos





History as a Brand Marketing Strategy

Even ew companies can benefit from leveraging their history. Whether you have just invented a new solar chip, an electric car, are pioneering a new GPS distribution system, the birth of your vision, products and services create compelling stories and images.  Capture and preserve this, and deploy\ this in your facilities and marketing. Publicize the history you are creating today. Involve your team in the process, and passions will be ignited through an enhanced recognition of your combined purpose.



Industry History




Visual Timelines

The story of your organization or community depicted in a linear progress is highly effective educational and marketing presentation. We advocate producing displays of this type for featuring in facilities as well the history section of your website.








Signage

Historical Markers
• Recognition Plaques
• Donor walls




Research and Acquisition


Research is the essential first step for developing historical programs. This is undertaken both within your organization and public archives, in order to obtain a brtoadest range of content suitable for your programs' objectives.

Through this phase arrangements are made to acquire, license and map out the development process.

Content includes: photographs, slides, negatives, drawings, awards, certificates, letters, recordings, artifacts






Scanning Archival Images & Artifacts

In order to digitize the media, scanning is done with professional equipment - the best selection possible for the situation.

Scanning historical material requires special care and methods to ensure preservation of valuable originals and to enable them to be properly restored.

The approach is based on the strategy that we will "scan once and output many times", thus enabling the result of this work to be suitable for all future applications - whether web, publishing a book or exhibit.

In this process, we append the scanned files to include the information that accompanies the picture or artifact.

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Image Restoration

Faded historical pictures are brought back to life through a restoration process that removes scratches, cracks and image defects, restores contrast , corrects perspective, and enables high-quality output. Faded historical pictures that may have previously been unusable can now be restored for publication or exhibit.






Styles: Sepia toned, Black and white and hand-tinting

Output of historical photography can be managed in a variety of styles including traditional black and white, sepia or toned, and digital or hand-applied color. Handcoloring, the original way that color images were created in the 1840's, can range in style from subtle to realistic modern coloration. Border effects, tones of sepia and other printing styles can be matched to your finish schedule or personal preferences.


Editorial Services

Captions and stories are important to historical images, providing accureate educational information and relevancy to historical photography. We author this information based on careful research, fact check the work, and create either caption cards that are integrated with the framing, external signage, or integrate copy in image borders. Supplemental publication, catalogs and brochures, as well as integration of your content with your website is another component of the program.







Digital Asset Management (DAM)

Content management database software, both desktop and cloud, are used to manage the selection and content development of historical programs. This enables us to track information, rights, credits, placement and other details about the images.  Further your team can then review the content on-line as the selection process is conducted and share comments as the program evolves.





Rights Management

The use of content for commercial projects is often governed by the source of the images, such as a public archive. We negotiate rights governing your intended use of content to ensure proper access and use of the content from outside sources as well as photographers or artist with whom you may have had past relationships.





Printing

Our in-house printing is done with a postcript enabled HP Z3200ps wide format 12-color pigment-ink photographic printer. This 24" device prints any length on photographic styles of paper as well as traditional "giclee" prints, canvas, and other media. for larger sizes or specilaity media, we manage qualified outsources stuiable for the application.


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Custom Picture Framing Services

Through our San Francisco framing facility, Eco Framing, we handle the custom framing for your exhibits and art programs.

Eco Framing is the first custom picture framing studio dedicated to "green" best practices. We feature sustainable woods, bamboo moulding and a reinvented workflow that dramatically reduces the carbon footprint of our work and emphasize local craftmethods for the work.


Web Publishing solutions

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If you would like to enable your team or the public to acquire prints from your archives, we provide an on-line web gallery service, branded to your specifications.  This allows anyone you allow access to the ability to purchase framed and unframed reproeductions from your archives, and conveniently and economically ship the work worldwide. The user interface has visualizations tools for previewing your frame and matting selection. This eliminates the complexity of order management and is especially useful for a distributed enterprise with multiple locations, smaller or indivffidual orders, or enabling the general public to purchase prints, This can also be established as a profit center if you desire to generate revenue from the sale of your content.