Reproductions of Prints & Photographs
Quality reproductions of images in the Prints & Photographs Division can be purchased from Library of Congress Duplication Services, once an image has been selected and its identifying information recorded.
Rights, Permissions, and Credits
- The Library does not grant
or deny permission concerning
the use of images. While many
images are unrestricted, it
is not true that all images in
Prints & Photographs Division
are in the public domain. Patrons
need to be aware of the several
kinds of rights which might
apply: copyright, donor restrictions,
privacy rights, publicity rights,
licensing and trademarks.
- When material reproduced
from the Library's collections
is used in a publication, the
Library requests that the reproduction
number be published with credit
as: "Library of Congress,
Library of Congress Duplication Services offers information on products and pricing; digital file resolutions (dpi), and online order forms and instructions.
Delays affecting original nitrate negatives
Nitrate Film Negatives
It is possible to purchase reproductions from nitrate negatives, but because they are stored in an off-site storage facility, orders take 12-14 weeks to be completed.
Does this affect what I want to order?: The negatives in the off-site storage facility that people most often order from are in the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information/Office of Emergency Management (FSA/OWI/OEM) Collection and in the LOOK Magazine Photograph Collection.
Clues that an FSA/OWI/OEM image may be affected are:
- The MEDIUM field says "1 negative : nitrate" OR
- The information in the REPRODUCTION NUMBER field begins with: LC-USF33-
Clue that a LOOK Magazine Photograph Collection image is affected is:
- The negative number begins with: LC-L92, L922, L924, or L927
In a few instances, duplicate negatives or existing scans are available. Please check with Prints & Photographs Division reference staff.