i-concepts, LLC was founded in 2004 with the goal of helping non-profit organizations generate income from their collections of photographs, artwork and ephemera. Over the last 8 years, i-concepts has worked with the Boston Public Library, The Sports Museum, the Schlesinger Library and other prominent institutions, searching their archives for historic art and photographs that can be made into unique, beautiful, fun or whimsical prints, posters and note cards. The i-concepts' collection has grown to include hundreds of images of early Boston Red Sox and other baseball teams, football, golf, women's history, Julia Child, maps and scenes of Boston, Darwiniana and other noteworthy themes.
About our Archives
The Boston Public Library
If you've seen the Boston Public Library's galleries at Fenway Park (Gate A), you already know that the BPL has hundreds of historic Red Sox photographs. Many of these items are available for purchase on this website. The Library also has thousands of non-baseball images including historic maps and street views of old Boston available. Contact i-concepts for more information on how you can purchase images that are not displayed on the website.
Herald-Traveler Photo Collection: 500,000 of the 650,000 photographs in the Print Department of the BPL are from the Boston Herald-Traveler Photo Morgue, the one-time working photo archive of a major Boston newspaper. The collection covers the years from ca. 1906 to 1972 when the newspaper shut down and was absorbed into the present day Boston Herald.
The Leslie Jones Collection: Leslie Jones (1886-1967) was a staff photographer for the Boston Herald-Traveler from 1917 to 1956, during which time he built an unrivaled collection of photographic negatives, almost 40,000 of which were given to the Boston Public Library by his family in the early 1970's. The collection is a stunning pictorial document of the history of Boston in the 20th century, and a tribute to the craft and artistry of a man who preserved the past on glass and film. His photographs document both the usual and the unusual in the daily life of Boston.
The E. E. Bond Collection: Edmunds E. Bond (1871-1969) began his career as a studio photographer in Maine at the end of the 19th century. In 1904, Bond joined the staff of The Boston Globe and worked as a staff photographer until his retirement in 1956. Photographs in the collection include cabinet cards from his days as a studio photographer, hidden camera photographs from important early 20th century trials, Boston sports and politics and Boston scenes.
The McGreevey Collection: consists of early Boston baseball photographs ranging from 1875 to 1916. Featured are photographs of the fans of the Boston team, the "Royal Rooters" and their leader Michael T. "Nuf Ced" McGreevey. The centerpiece of the collection is a series of photographs related to the first World Series in 1903 between Boston and Pittsburgh.
The Sports Museum
The Sports Museum opened its doors in 1987, and now resides on the 5th and 6th levels of the TD Banknorth Garden. The Museum's education programs are geared to school children in the New England area.
The Sports Museum also houses one of the finest collections of film, video, photographs and research material in North America. Included in the collections are over one thousand hours of rare sports film and video footage, a comprehensive photo library of over two thousand titles covering a multitude of sports, files of primary source materials such as scrapbooks and diaries of prominent sports figures, artifacts such as uniforms, trophies, medals, equipment and much more.
The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
The Schlesinger Library is part of the Radcliffe Institute of Harvard University. Its non-circulating collection consists of manuscripts, serials and monographs relating to women and women's history. We have begun with a broad cross-section of their intriguing photographs and posters, focusing on women's colleges, the suffrage movement and, most recently, the Julia Child collection, a series of photographs by Paul Child of Julia going back to the 1940s.
The Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the research arm of the United States Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 130 million items, over 16 million of which are photographs and maps. The Library's mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations. We print noteworthy items from the Library of Congress that fit with and relate to other images in our collections.