“A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.” — Irving Penn

History In Photographs is a web site devoted to recording the best of the world’s history that has been saved on film in the last 150 years, the time that modern photographs have been around. We actively look for the best photographs in the world that are skillfully taken by both amateurs and professionals, and procure the rights to share those photos with our users. Each image is meticulously restored to better than its original life quality by our team of European artisans and made available to you in limited editions. HIP has been 150 years in the making and is a result of the billions that have taken photographs over the last 150 years and those that contributed into the technology that made all this possible today.

Expertly Curated

Each of our photographs is hand-picked for content and artistic merit. We document history through the captured moments in people's lives that are impossible to reproduce.

Meticulously Restored

Our restoration artists spend hours personally cleaning, scanning, and editing away decades of dirt, blemishes, and discoloration to restore each photograph to it's original beauty.

Remarkably Detailed

Working from historical negatives, we recreate the original artist's vision, taking advantage of the latest technology to print in much greater detail than could be achieved at the time.

What People Say

Luminous, high-quality prints

"HIP obtained some marvelous negatives of photos taken in the early 20th Century, and they make luminous, high-quality prints from them. I bought a print of a wise old Indian woman from him and gave it to my daughter. We are thrilled with it. He has many more evocative images of various subjects."

Exciting works of art

"These historical photographs bring the past into the present. The use of technology has turned old negatives into exciting works of art."