Heritage Turkey Graphics Resources
These graphics resources are available royalty-free, to Slow Food Convivium Leaders, to producers of heritage turkeys, and to newspapers and journals for heritage turkey articles. (They may not be used misleadingly, to portray industrial turkeys such as the Broad-breasted White or Broad-breasted Bronze, or otherwise to present a nostalgic picture of a Thanksgiving tradition which is now hanging by a thread.) Other uses violate ALBC's copyright in the images. Slow Food has obtained the right to use the turkey photographs from ALBC through August, 2007. They are available to producers of heritage turkeys for that period as well. They must be shown with a copyright notice "copyright American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. Photo by ...". The Standard Bronze photograph is by Barbara Bowman, the Narragansett is by Frank Reese, Jr., and the Bourbon Red photo is by Mike Walters.
The photographs are OK for use up to about 10" high, the height they're shown in the poster. We'd like to obtain higher-quality photographs, 3K by 2K pixels, which could be used up to full poster size. The other problems with our existing photos are the cluttered backgrounds, and the fact that the Bourbon Red photo's colors are slightly yellowed.
Others interested in collaboration in getting professional advertising-quality photos please call or e-mail me at the address at the bottom of this page. We don't have any budget for this, but a professional photographer could (I think) contribute royalty rights to photos to Slow Food or ALBC, in return for a tax deduction, and retain photo credit rights.
To get the resources, send an e-mail request to Roger@HeritageTurkeyFoundation.org. We will put a temporary copy onto a free downloading service. You will be able to access the files for 7 days.
This poster is available in an original Adobe Illustrator document in 8 1/2" X 11" and 24" X 36" sizes. It can be printed by many Kinko's stores on 24" or larger HP 5000UV printers from the Adobe .AI file without any further conversion. Kinkos charges about $10 for 8 1/2" X 11" size and about $90 for 24" X 36" size, for printing and mounting on rigid foam-core board, with eyelets if you want them. The text can be altered however you like.
At present, these files are 14 MB in size, each! The files are "heritage turkeys 3.ai" and "heritage turkeys 3 small.ai".
You may also download two photos of heritage turkeys, the ones in the poster. These are "burbon_red_tom_albc_1500.jpg" and "narragansett_albc_1500 .jpg". Each file is 2MB - 3MB in size.
There's also a smaller graphics file (.gif format), containing the poster in a non-editable form. This is lower-quality than the others, of course. It's "heritage-turkeys-3-small.gif", (105 KB,) and is shown above. You could download it from this page.
This poster is available in an original Adobe Illustrator document in 8 1/2" X 11" and 20" X 30" sizes. It can be printed by many Kinko's stores on 24" or larger HP 5000UV printers from the Adobe .AI file without any further conversion. Kinkos charges about $10 for 8 1/2" X 11" size and about $70 for 20" X 30" size, for printing and mounting on rigid foamcore board, with eyelets if you want them.
These files are 750 KB in size, each. The files are "franklin quotation.ai" and "franklin quotation-small.ai". There's also a smaller graphics file (.gif format), containing the poster in a non-editable form. This is lower-quality than the others, of course. It's "franklin quotation-small.gif", (105 KB.)
This poster is available in an original Microsoft Word 2000 or .RTF document in 8 1/2" X 11" size. It can be printed on most printers. Kinkos charges about $10 for 8 1/2" X 11" size, for printing and mounting on rigid foamcore board.
“With its size, majestic appearance, its marvelous beauty of plumage, and the most savory character of its flesh, the turkey may justly be termed the king of domestic fowls. Moreover, on account of its place of origin and because it is the only native fowl of this country which has taken an important place among domesticated poultry, it is a bird in which Americans can feel a special pride and pleasure.”
Lamon and Rob Slocum, 1924
These files are very small. The files are "wonderful turkeys.doc" and "wonderful turkeys.rtf". The text shown above is in HTML format and could be cut and pasted into any document you wish.
Best wishes, in saving these marvelous birds!
Roger Mastrude, President, Heritage Turkey Foundation
(831) 476-1271, Roger@HeritageTurkeyFoundation.org.