Treasures from the Archives

Did you know the Boston Public Library has more than 650,000 photographs and 100,000 prints and drawings in its collection? Neither did I. But that’s not surprising since most of them are out of circulation and hidden away from people (like me!) who might enjoy them. So many photographic treasures and artwork are tucked away, forgotten in the archives of our libraries and museums. But Terrie Bloom (on the right with Jules) is on a mission to change that. She founded a company called i-concepts that helps nonprofit institutions generate income from their wonderful hidden assets. We’re featuring several sets of historical prints that Terrie helped unearth from sources such as the Boston Public Library and Harvards’s Schlesinger Library. One of our favorites is a 1926 photo of Amelia Earhart wearing a flight helmet and pearls that’s paired with an image of the pioneering aviator’s employment application. (The prints are sold unframed so you can choose a style that fits your own decor, like we did with this photo of Amelia Earhart that we framed and hung in the Daily Grommet offices.) A set of three prints immortalizes the 1913 U.S. Open, where former caddy and amateur golfer Francis Ouimet pulled off a legendary upset over two strongly-favored British golfers for the win. The Ouimet story inspired the book (and film), The Greatest Game Ever Played, by Mark Frost. For the Fenway faithful, three prints capture depression era Red Sox scenes from the 1930s, including Bits Bierhalter stoking the hot clubhouse stove, Babe Ruth at bat, and fans poised on billboard supports. Lastly, Terrie has reproduced two collections of photos taken of beloved chef Julia Child in her home and on the set of her famous cooking show The French Chef. These sets are all very different, but each captures fascinating moments in history and tells a compelling story. Thanks to Terrie, more of us get to enjoy these stories than ever before.

i-concepts

Historical Photography

Treasures from the Archives

Did you know the Boston Public Library has more than 650,000 photographs and 100,000 prints and drawings in its collection? Neither did I. But that’s not surprising since most of them are out of circulation and hidden away from people (like me!) who might enjoy them. So many photographic treasures and artwork are tucked away, forgotten in the archives of our libraries and museums. But Terrie Bloom (on the right with Jules) is on a mission to change that. She founded a company called i-concepts that helps nonprofit institutions generate income from their wonderful hidden assets. We’re featuring several sets of historical prints that Terrie helped unearth from sources such as the Boston Public Library and Harvards’s Schlesinger Library. One of our favorites is a 1926 photo of Amelia Earhart wearing a flight helmet and pearls that’s paired with an image of the pioneering aviator’s employment application. (The prints are sold unframed so you can choose a style that fits your own decor, like we did with this photo of Amelia Earhart that we framed and hung in the Daily Grommet offices.) A set of three prints immortalizes the 1913 U.S. Open, where former caddy and amateur golfer Francis Ouimet pulled off a legendary upset over two strongly-favored British golfers for the win. The Ouimet story inspired the book (and film), The Greatest Game Ever Played, by Mark Frost. For the Fenway faithful, three prints capture depression era Red Sox scenes from the 1930s, including Bits Bierhalter stoking the hot clubhouse stove, Babe Ruth at bat, and fans poised on billboard supports. Lastly, Terrie has reproduced two collections of photos taken of beloved chef Julia Child in her home and on the set of her famous cooking show The French Chef. These sets are all very different, but each captures fascinating moments in history and tells a compelling story. Thanks to Terrie, more of us get to enjoy these stories than ever before.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Terrie
    Terrie

    I am truly delighted to have print collections from i-concepts, LLC featured as today's Grommet. Over the past 6 years, i-concepts has worked with the Boston Public Library, The Sports Museum, The Schlesinger Library and other notable institutions, searching their archives for historic art and photographs that can be made into unique and attractive prints, note cards, T-shirts and other items. The collection includes hundreds of images of early Boston Red Sox, golf, women's history, Darwiniana and more.

    From the perspective of the non-profits, the work we do has several benefits. The most obvious, but possibly not the most important, is that we generate royalty revenues. Less obvious, but sometimes of greatest importance, is the fact that we bring collections out of the institutional setting to people who might not realize the extent of these organization's holdings. People are constantly amazed at what is available! I hope you enjoy the diverse collections of prints that we are highlighting in the Daily Grommet today!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/16/2009 12:00 PM

    Click on the thumbnail below to get a larger view of these amazing prints:

    Amelia Earhart Collection





    Charles Darwin Bird Collection









    Depression Era Red Sox Collection







    Francis Ouimet Collection







    The Ouimet story inspired the book (and film), The Greatest Game Ever Played, by Mark Frost.

  • David M. Dismore
    David M. Dismore
    12/16/2009 1:14 PM

    I have a collection of women's history items here at the office, and I'm quite delighted with the Amelia Earhart employment application. Not only is it a truly unique document, but the quality of the reproduction is extremely high, so it's a very welcome addition !

  • Emily
    Emily
    12/16/2009 1:39 PM

    Love this ladies - favorite Grommet ever. But, um, how bout some Yankees prints?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/16/2009 1:43 PM

    @David - Thank you for your first hand view of this Grommet!

    @Emily - are you trying to stir up trouble? ;)

  • Terrie
    Terrie – Special Guest
    12/16/2009 3:41 PM

    Emily: Although we are a Boston-centric collection, believe it or not we do have a section in our Baseball prints on the Yankees! It is mostly about the Yankees/Red Sox rivalry, including some fun photos of famous Red Sox and Yankee players photographed together (Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle, Carlton Fisk and Thurmon Munson). There is also a photo of Babe Ruth Marching onto the Field, First Opening Day of Yankee Stadium, 1923 (the Yankees won the World Series in the old Yankee Stadium the first year it was built, 1923, just like this year with their new Yankee Stadium!). Go to our website, www.i-concepts.org, click on prints, then Baseball, and the Yankees at Fenway section is one of 6 subcategories under Baseball. Thanks!

  • Emily
    Emily
    12/16/2009 8:22 PM

    @Katherine - you betcha! @Terrie - thank you! I really love what you're doing. Very very cool mission/product.

  • Beth
    Beth
    12/17/2009 9:34 AM

    Hi,

    I'm interested in the Francis Ouimet collection. If I order today would I have for Christmas?

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    12/17/2009 10:49 AM

    @Beth, yes you will. Please try to get your order in by noon EST, as we will be processing this morning's orders at that time. The Ouimet collection is a great representation of that incredible story.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/17/2009 5:31 PM

    @Beth and everyyone else interested in these prints as a Christmas gift. I talked with Terrie and between her last ship time and our last order processing time, orders placed by noon on Saturday December 19th will still be able to ship for Christmas delivery. They will make great gifts and add wonderful conversations to the festivities!

  • janet
    janet
    10/10/2010 7:11 PM

    Is the Red Sox collection available? If so, how much does the collection cost? Is it possible to purchase individual photos or only the three photos together, and how long would it take for them to arrive to Arlington, MA?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/10/2010 8:16 PM

    @Janet - The Jamie Foxx print is not currently available but we will be choosing a new one to put in its place.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/25/2010 1:26 AM

    @Janet - the Red Sox collection is now complete and can be ordered!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

i-concepts

Historical Photography

Treasures from the Archives

Did you know the Boston Public Library has more than 650,000 photographs and 100,000 prints and drawings in its collection? Neither did I. But that’s not surprising since most of them are out of circulation and hidden away from people (like me!) who might enjoy them. So many photographic treasures and artwork are tucked away, forgotten in the archives of our libraries and museums. But Terrie Bloom (on the right with Jules) is on a mission to change that. She founded a company called i-concepts that helps nonprofit institutions generate income from their wonderful hidden assets.

We’re featuring several sets of historical prints that Terrie helped unearth from sources such as the Boston Public Library and Harvards’s Schlesinger Library. One of our favorites is a 1926 photo of Amelia Earhart wearing a flight helmet and pearls that’s paired with an image of the pioneering aviator’s employment application. (The prints are sold unframed so you can choose a style that fits your own decor, like we did with this photo of Amelia Earhart that we framed and hung in the Daily Grommet offices.)

A set of three prints immortalizes the 1913 U.S. Open, where former caddy and amateur golfer Francis Ouimet pulled off a legendary upset over two strongly-favored British golfers for the win. The Ouimet story inspired the book (and film), The Greatest Game Ever Played, by Mark Frost. For the Fenway faithful, three prints capture depression era Red Sox scenes from the 1930s, including Bits Bierhalter stoking the hot clubhouse stove, Babe Ruth at bat, and fans poised on billboard supports. Lastly, Terrie has reproduced two collections of photos taken of beloved chef Julia Child in her home and on the set of her famous cooking show The French Chef.

These sets are all very different, but each captures fascinating moments in history and tells a compelling story. Thanks to Terrie, more of us get to enjoy these stories than ever before.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Terrie
    Terrie

    I am truly delighted to have print collections from i-concepts, LLC featured as today's Grommet. Over the past 6 years, i-concepts has worked with the Boston Public Library, The Sports Museum, The Schlesinger Library and other notable institutions, searching their archives for historic art and photographs that can be made into unique and attractive prints, note cards, T-shirts and other items. The collection includes hundreds of images of early Boston Red Sox, golf, women's history, Darwiniana and more.

    From the perspective of the non-profits, the work we do has several benefits. The most obvious, but possibly not the most important, is that we generate royalty revenues. Less obvious, but sometimes of greatest importance, is the fact that we bring collections out of the institutional setting to people who might not realize the extent of these organization's holdings. People are constantly amazed at what is available! I hope you enjoy the diverse collections of prints that we are highlighting in the Daily Grommet today!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/16/2009 12:00 PM

    Click on the thumbnail below to get a larger view of these amazing prints:

    Amelia Earhart Collection





    Charles Darwin Bird Collection









    Depression Era Red Sox Collection







    Francis Ouimet Collection







    The Ouimet story inspired the book (and film), The Greatest Game Ever Played, by Mark Frost.

  • David M. Dismore
    David M. Dismore
    12/16/2009 1:14 PM

    I have a collection of women's history items here at the office, and I'm quite delighted with the Amelia Earhart employment application. Not only is it a truly unique document, but the quality of the reproduction is extremely high, so it's a very welcome addition !

  • Emily
    Emily
    12/16/2009 1:39 PM

    Love this ladies - favorite Grommet ever. But, um, how bout some Yankees prints?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/16/2009 1:43 PM

    @David - Thank you for your first hand view of this Grommet!

    @Emily - are you trying to stir up trouble? ;)

  • Terrie
    Terrie – Special Guest
    12/16/2009 3:41 PM

    Emily: Although we are a Boston-centric collection, believe it or not we do have a section in our Baseball prints on the Yankees! It is mostly about the Yankees/Red Sox rivalry, including some fun photos of famous Red Sox and Yankee players photographed together (Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle, Carlton Fisk and Thurmon Munson). There is also a photo of Babe Ruth Marching onto the Field, First Opening Day of Yankee Stadium, 1923 (the Yankees won the World Series in the old Yankee Stadium the first year it was built, 1923, just like this year with their new Yankee Stadium!). Go to our website, www.i-concepts.org, click on prints, then Baseball, and the Yankees at Fenway section is one of 6 subcategories under Baseball. Thanks!

  • Emily
    Emily
    12/16/2009 8:22 PM

    @Katherine - you betcha! @Terrie - thank you! I really love what you're doing. Very very cool mission/product.

  • Beth
    Beth
    12/17/2009 9:34 AM

    Hi,

    I'm interested in the Francis Ouimet collection. If I order today would I have for Christmas?

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    12/17/2009 10:49 AM

    @Beth, yes you will. Please try to get your order in by noon EST, as we will be processing this morning's orders at that time. The Ouimet collection is a great representation of that incredible story.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/17/2009 5:31 PM

    @Beth and everyyone else interested in these prints as a Christmas gift. I talked with Terrie and between her last ship time and our last order processing time, orders placed by noon on Saturday December 19th will still be able to ship for Christmas delivery. They will make great gifts and add wonderful conversations to the festivities!

  • janet
    janet
    10/10/2010 7:11 PM

    Is the Red Sox collection available? If so, how much does the collection cost? Is it possible to purchase individual photos or only the three photos together, and how long would it take for them to arrive to Arlington, MA?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/10/2010 8:16 PM

    @Janet - The Jamie Foxx print is not currently available but we will be choosing a new one to put in its place.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/25/2010 1:26 AM

    @Janet - the Red Sox collection is now complete and can be ordered!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.