Can an Old Image Spark a New Idea? | The 1940s-60s B&W Devaney Collection Finds a Home in DFW
The Devaney collection is an archive of over eighty thousand black & white images taken between the 1940s and the late 1960s.
The images were the property of the A. Devaney Photography Agency in New York City and has since passed through a multitude of hands finally ending up in Dallas to be digitized once and for all by Media Magnet, a Dallas-based creative services company. In the past, a subset of the collection had been scanned with legacy technology. But with changes in technology, Media Magnet is digitizing all materials with a PhaseOne reprographic station, the first one commercially installed in Texas. It provides museum quality results that are stunning compared any previous method. The hope is that they can bring new life to these timeless pictures.
Superstock.com, our Dallas hometown stock agency, has the exclusive rights to license this content. The cool thing is that the majority of these images have not been seen in decades, enjoy them all now. Hopefully the images will spark some contemporary inspiration.