SOUTHERN HISTORICAL IMAGES
Specializing in the photographing of historical homes, churches,cemeteries, buildings, and Civil War battlefields, as well as photographing the ruins of homes and buildings constructed prior to 1865. We also provide photographic services for weddings, christenings, graduation, senior pictures and parties.
WHO ARE WE?
As mentioned Great Southern Galleries is the sales arm of the Great Southern Images family which includes Southern Historical Images. Our home office is located in Birmingham, Alabama, but operations are conducted out of our Mississippi offices.
Southern Historical Images is unique within world of professional photography because, not only are we an award winning historical structure photography service, we also conduct extensive historical study into the architecture and construction as well as any remodeling or demolition of such structures and the families or individuals associated with these buildings for our clients and customers. Specifically, we have won first place in the Historical Division of the Photographic Contest conducted by the Civil War Preservation Trust and the History Channel, we have won a position with the Architectural Institute of America in their annual calendar, and won awards from a number of newspapers in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.
Also, the staff of Southern Historical Images can assist you properly researching and preparing your application for submission to your appropriate State Historical Archives Department and the United States Department of Interior to have your structure, if it qualifies, included in the National Register of Historic Places.
As our name implies, our award winning historical photographs and other photographic documentation services are for the most part limited to homes and other structures built in the South or associated with the South. This, of course, does not limit our portrait, wedding, christening and senior portraits. But, our historical pictures are limited to Structures built in the South or associated with the South. These are primarily located in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. However, homes and structures in Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri and the area around Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, National Military Park may included. Also included are structures in the area around St. Genevieve, Missouri, which were constructed by French settlers and are quite reminiscent of places in Louisiana.
Additionally, we have consultants on staff whom are educated and trained to do architectural drawings of the structures and to prepare an interior review and drawings of the structure. This particular service is done on a per structure basis so for more information, please contact us at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHY SHOULD I HAVE MY HISTORIC
No one expects that their historic home or business will be destroyed or heavily damaged by fire, tornado or a hurricane, but disasters do happen especially along the Atlantic Coast and the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. In that unfortunate event, not only is extensive documentation helpful in filing for insurance claims, but when the time comes to restore you home, if you do not have photographs of the original interior and. or furnishings, it can be a most difficult, if not impossible, task.
Greenwood Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana, for example, was one of the first historic ante-bellum houses to allow patrons to freely photograph its interior. In 1960 the house was struck by lightning and burned. However, the new owners were able to obtain over 300 pictures of the interior and exterior of the house and, because of this photographic documentation, 23 years later, the house was completely restored. For more information on Greenwood Plantation, see http://www.greenwoodplantation.com
WEDDINGS, HISTORICAL CATALOGING AND BUYING PHOTOGRAPHS FROM
GREAT SOUTHERN GALLERIES, LLC
Our wedding shoots start at $2,000. You may contact us at email@example.com to discuss terms and arrangements for your wedding, receptions and any parties or other social functions. We will provide a DVD of your selected pictures and 8" x 10". Larger pictures will need to be negotiated.
Our award winning photographs are available in color, black and white, duotone, tritone, or quadrotone and we presently have over 85,000 photographs of famous and not-so-famous Southern house, buildings, ruins, battlefields, cemeteries, grave markers and churches. For you convenience a price list is included on this web site. To place an order, you should simply contact mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org .
We sell all pictures matted. All mats will be signed and a written description of the photograph will be enclosed. We will frame your photo at an additional cost and you can select from a wide assortment of styles and colors.
For more information and complete details, please Contact us at: mailto:email@example.com.
We also produce unique post and “thank you” cards which may feature a picture of your house or any other houses/buildings of your choosing. Thank you cards are $5.00 each with envelope and post cards are $2.50 each.
PRICE LIST FOR VARIOUS PICTURES AND SERVICES
The prices for our framed and matted pictures vary based upon size, the number and size of mats used and the frame selected, if any. We do not require our customers to purchase framed prints; however, those that are framed and in the gallery will only be soled with the frames on same. Example prices of our in shop photographs are as follows:
4” x 6” and 5” x 7” pictures in a 14” x 11” mat $75.00
Larger mats or multiple pictures in a mat will be
slightly higher. Likewise, double or triple mats
will be slightly higher depending upon our cost
8” x 10” and 8½” x 11” pictures with a standard 14” x 11” $100.00
As with the pictures noted above, larger mats or multiple
pictures in a mat will be slightly higher and double or
triple mats will be slightly higher depending upon our
cost of matting.
13” x 19” matted but not framed $150.00
13” x 19” matted and framed $200.00
As with other pictures larger mats than standard and
double and triple mats will cost slightly more
17” x 22” matted but not framed $200.00
17” x 22” matted and framed $250.00
24” x 36” matted but not framed $225.00
Double and triple mats will cost slightly more
24” x 36” matted and framed $350.00
Pictures which are double and triple matted and framed
are priced at $450.00 or more depending upon our cost
of matting and framing
We charge $125 per hour for historical cataloging of your house and/or valuables. A DVD will be provided as well as specific prints of particular items you request. 8" x 10" prints of these are free.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express plus a number of debit cards. You should contact us directly concerning payment using a credit or debit card as we have found it difficult, if not impossible, to run a charge cart service on line due to the variables available for each picture in size, mats and frames. You may contact us by telephone at 601-342-2284 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make such arrangements. If we take pictures for a client, you have a right to review the proofs. If they are acceptable, there will be no return or refund. If you purchase any of our historic pictures and are allowed to take them to your home for a determination as to whether they suit your needs and accept them, you will not be allowed to return them or to a refund. For those that order pictures from this site, we allow 10 days to review and return. Upon return, all payments will be refunded.
Your account information will not be shared with anyone other than Great Southern Galleries, LLC, its parent company, Southern Historical Images, Inc., and the secure payment processor for this transaction.
Shipping will be by UPS or FedEx. We strive for a 2-3 day delivery and all shipping charges will be made to the client.
One last note: As professional photographers we also do portraits, weddings, christenings, senior pictures, Christmas pictures and pictures of children.
NOTE: All pictures sold by Great Southern Galleries, LLC and Southern Historical Images are copyrighted. A release will be provided for each picture purchased, however, no picture may be reproduced without the express written permission of Great Southern Images, LLC and/or Southern Historical Images.
Great Southern Galleries
3202 Audubon Dr.
Laurel, Mississippi 39441