Photo Prints

The MHS offers the option of purchasing archival color prints of items within our collection. We offer prints in two different sizes: 8.5 x 11 inches and 13 x 19 inches. The final print size will be determined by the size of the original and the requirements of the order.

Due to the current public health situation and the rise in positivity rates in Massachusetts, as of 6 January 2021, the MHS will operate in a fully remote capacity. Therefore, our processing of photo prints is temporarily on hold. 

We encourage researchers to place reproduction requests through Portal1791 so that we may offer preliminary review of these requests and ensure the order is queued for fulfillment when conditions allow. No payment or final confirmation of the order will be required until we reach the point of order fulfillment. We thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Prints are charged at the same rate as high-resolution digital images:

$45.00/image for prints with existing digital master files

$60.00/image for prints created from the original item

Print images are produced in-house by our digitization staff and made available for pick-up or mailed via USPS. If sent by mail, an additional $10.00 shipping and handling fee will apply.

Orders typically take between 4-6 weeks from the date of order approval to delivery.

To request a print of an item in our collection, place a Reproduction/Use Permission request through Portal1791 and select one of the two sizes available. Use ABIGAIL, the collection guides, or online resources to locate the item(s) -- or the collection in which the item of which you desire is contained -- and submit a separate request for each item through Portal1791. Your request will be reviewed and an invoice will be prepared for your approval and payment. 

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Online Event; Seminar; History of Women, Gender and Sexuality Seminar

High Brow, Low Brow: Phrenology, Fashion, and Female Activism in the Nineteenth Century

19Jan 5:15PM 2021
This is an online program.

Between the 1830s and 1860s, Americans began fighting over a curious topic: female foreheads. While feminists and phrenologists saw “high brows” as an ...

Seminar; African American History Seminar; Online Event

Revolutionary Weddings: Marriage in the Black Panther Party

21Jan 5:15PM 2021
This is an online program.

Revolutionary love and marriages in the Black Panther Party were powerful aspects of Black Power politics. This paper argues that Panthers viewed Black romantic love as ...

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Excavating Egyptology: The Emma B. Andrews Diary Project

26Jan 5:15PM 2021
This is an online program.

The Nile travel diaries of Mrs. Emma B. Andrews are an important yet underutilized resource for the so-called “Golden Age” of Egyptian archaeology in the late ...

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