Expert Slide and Photo Scanning Since 2002
4000 ppi Scanning and Premium Editing
About Our Company
Expert Slide and Photo Scanning Since 2002
4000 ppi Scanning and Premium Editing
While we do not have a local office in your state, Affordable 35mm Slide Scanning has provided services for customers all over Virginia, including Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Arlington, Richmond, Newport News, Hampton, Alexandria, Portsmouth, Roanoke, and the United States and Canada since 2002. In all that time we have worked with multiple people, university's and businesses with many different needs and end results. Our customers are very important to us and they are our best salespeople.
Some of the newer scanning companies, unable to compete with our services, have resorted to sending their customer's 35mm slides, photos and films to India or other third world countries. That is bad enough but what we think is really underhanded, is that they are not up front about this minor little detail. Most of their customers have no idea that their family photo collction is being loaded into a cargo plane and flown 7,000 miles over the ocean to India. And that may be the safest part of the trip.
At Affordable 35mm Slide Scanning, your job does not leave our premises,in Waupun Wisconsin, until we return ship to you. We treat your precious photo collection just like it was our own and I can tell you for certain, that we would never be sending our heirloom family photos to a thirdworld sweatshop in order to save a few dollars.
All jobs are worked by 100% USA citizens who are talented and skillful and they really are artists at heart. They work your family photos just like they were working their very own photos. We realize that this is the only time that you are going to be converting your slides and photos to digital and we are going to make it a good experiance for you.
"In 1583, Queen Elizabeth I of England granted Sir Walter Raleigh a charter to explore and plant a colony in North America north of Florida. In 1584, Sir Walter Raleigh explored the Atlantic coast of North America. Raleigh, or possibly the Queen herself, named the area "Virginia" after Queen Elizabeth, known as the "Virgin Queen" because she never married. The name eventually applied to the whole coast from South Carolina to Maine, and included Bermuda. The London Virginia Company was incorporated as a joint stock company by a proprietary charter drawn up on April 10, 1606. The Charter of 1606 granted lands from approximately the 34th parallel (North Carolina) north to approximately the 45th parallel (Canadian border) and from the Atlantic Ocean westward. In 1607 the Company financed the first permanent English settlement in the New World, at Jamestown, named for King James I. The settlement was founded by Captain Christopher Newport and Captain John Smith. Its Second Charter was officially ratified on May 23, 1609. That year many of the colonists died during the "starving time".
To try to attract more settlers, Virginia used the headright system, in which each family of settlers got fifty acres per person. The House of Burgesses was established in 1619 as the colony's elected governance. Slavery was also first introduced to the colony in 1619. with the founding of the colony. A dispute over how to deal with the natives led to Bacon's Rebellion in 1676. Jamestown remained the capital of the Virginia Colony until the State House burned for the fourth time in 1698. The colonial capital then was moved to nearby Middle Plantation, renamed Williamsburg in honor of King William III, where the College of William and Mary had been founded in 1693. Virginia was given the title, "Dominion", by King Charles II of England at the time of The Restoration, because it had remained loyal to the crown during the English Civil War. The present moniker, "Old Dominion" is a reference to that title.
The subject is Patrick Henry's speech on the Virginia Resolves against the Stamp Act of 1765.In 1769, the House of Burgesses was dissolved by the appointed governor Lord Botetourt, after committee speeches on the distresses of the British Taxation without representation led by Patrick Henry and Richard Henry Lee. Beginning in 1774 Virginia sent delegates to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. On May 12, 1776 the Virginia Convention called for independence from the British Empire, and Thomas Jefferson started working on a new constitution for Virginia. Shortly thereafter, the Virginia Convention adopted the Virginia Declaration of Rights written by George Mason, a document that influenced the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. Then on June 29, 1776, the convention enacted a constitution that formally declared Virginia as an independent commonwealth.
Patrick Henry served as the first Governor of the new commonwealth from 1776 to 1779, and again from 1784 to 1786. In 1780, the capital was moved to Richmond at the urging of then-Governor Thomas Jefferson, who was afraid that Williamsburg's location made it vulnerable to a British attack during the American Revolutionary War. In the autumn of 1781, the combined action of Continental and French land and naval forces trapped the British on the Yorktown peninsula, preventing reinforcement, resupply or escape. Troops under George Washington and French Comte de Rochambeau defeated British General Cornwallis in the crucial Battle of Yorktown. The subsequent British surrender on October 19, 1781 so shifted British public opinion that it led to the end of major hostilities and secured the independence of the former colonies.
Virginians were involved in the writing of the United States Constitution. James Madison, considered Father of the Constitution, drafted the Virginia Plan in 1787, and the Bill of Rights in 1789. Virginia ratified the Constitution on June 25, 1788. The three-fifths compromise ensured that Virginia initially had the largest bloc in the House of Representatives, which with the Virginia dynasty of presidents gave the commonwealth national importance. In 1790, both Virginia and Maryland ceded territory to form the new District of Columbia, but in an Act of the U.S. Congress dated July 9, 1846, the area south of the Potomac was retroceded to Virginia effective 1847. Kentucky was also part of Virginia, but successfully petitioned for separation, and was admitted to the Union in 1792. Virginia is sometimes called "Mother of States" because its role in being carved into several mid-western states.
Richmond was the capital of the Confederate States of America.Nat Turner's slave rebellion in 1831 and John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859 showed deep social division and discontent over the issue of slavery in Virginia and its role in the plantation economy. However, slave labor was increasingly used profitably not only in agriculture, but also in mining, shipbuilding and other industries. By 1860, almost half a million people, roughly 31% of the total population of Virginia, were enslaved.
Virginia seceded from the Union on April 17, 1861 after Lincoln's call for volunteers to attack the Confederate States of America (CSA) after its attack on Fort Sumter. Virginia briefly operated as an independent state. On June 8 it turned over its military and ratified the Constitution of the Confederate States on June 19. Upon Virginia's admission to the Confederacy, the CSA moved its capitol from Montgomery, Alabama to Richmond. In 1863 forty-eight counties remaining loyal to the Union in the northwest of the state separated from Virginia to form the State of West Virginia, an act which was upheld by the United States Supreme Court in 1870.
More battles were fought on Virginia soil than anywhere else in America during the Civil War including the First Battle of Bull Run, Second Battle of Bull Run, the Seven Days Battles, the Battle of Fredericksburg and the Battle of Chancellorsville. After those major battles and the capture of Richmond, the confederate capitol was moved to Danville, Virginia.
With the work of the Committee of Nine, Virginia formally rejoined the union on January 26, 1870, during Reconstruction. The state legislature kept virtually unaltered for 32 years, the constitution which it adopted in 1870 during Reconstruction. It provided for Negro suffrage, a system of free public schools, homestead exemption and guarantee of civil and political rights.
Douglas Wilder campaigned for civil rights in Virginia, and became the first African American elected governor in the United States.By 1902, the Jim Crow era had taken root in Virginia, and the Constitution of Virginia was rewritten to include a poll tax and other measures that effectively disfranchised African Americans and reversed the progress they had made after the Civil War. The 1902 constitution remained in force until again redrafted in 1971. In 1950 the first black students attended the University of Virginia School of Law and in 1952 they gained admission to Virginia Tech. Despite the determination of Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, Virginia declared in 1958 that desegregated schools would not receive state funding, under the policy of "massive resistance" spearheaded by Senator Harry F. Byrd. In 1959 Prince Edward County closed their schools rather than integrate them.
However, following a series of legal setbacks, the proponents of massive resistance were forced to concede defeat and Virginia schools began to very slowly integrate. The Civil Rights Movement gained many participants in the 1960s and achieved the moral force to gain national legislation for suffrage and civil rights for African Americans in Virginia and throughout the South. By the time state legislators wrote the 1971 constitution, goals such as legal integration and the repeal of Jim Crow laws had been achieved. On January 13, 1990, Douglas Wilder was elected Governor of Virginia and became the first African American to achieve that office since Reconstruction.
World War II and the Cold War led to massive expansion of government programs in the areas near Washington, including the record-breaking rapid construction of the Pentagon, United States Department of Defense headquarters. These programs became the basis of the Northern Virginia economy, based on well-educated, professional work force. Subsequent growth of defense projects has also generated a local information technology industry. The Hampton Roads region has also grown due to government and military expansion. Because of the Pentagon site, northern Virginia was targeted in the September 11, 2001 attacks. One hundred eighty-five people died in the attack on the Pentagon.
In 1926, Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin, rector of Williamsburg's Bruton Parish Church, began restoration of colonial era buildings in the historic district with financial backing of John D. Rockefeller Jr. The resulting Colonial Williamsburg project is a major part of the Historic Triangle and Virginia's top tourist destination. At Jamestown 2007, Virginia marked its quadricentennial year, celebrating four hundred years since the establishment of the Jamestown Colony. The far-reaching social changes of the mid- to late-20th century were expressed by broad-based celebrations marking contributions of three cultures to the state: Native American, European and African."