Images of Christopher Columbus and
Selections from the Collections of the Library of Congress
No portrait of Columbus drawn or painted from life is known to
exist. Many images depicting Columbus and his activities, however,
can be found in the Library's collections. The images in this list
were selected to meet requests regularly received by the Library
of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. This list represents
a modified form of a printed "illustrated list" made
available for many years by the Division.
The images are presented for educational and research purposes.
The Library of Congress is unaware of any restrictions on the use
of the images. However, patrons who plan to publish or otherwise
distribute any of the images should be aware that determination
regarding the appropriate use of an image ultimately rests with
the patron. The Library generally does not own rights to material
in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees
for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission for
use of the images. For further information, see "Copyright
and Other Restrictions ... Sources for Information"
Prints of the images may be ordered through Library of Congress Duplication Services
References to additional images on this subject can be found
in the Prints and Photographs Online
For a larger images, click on the picture. For full caption/reproduction
information, click on the caption. (This will take you to a catalog
record in the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog; you will need
to use the "back up" function on your browser to return
to this screen.)
Prepared by: Prints and Photographs Division Staff. Last revised: Aug. 2011.