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.

Please note that photo prints are processed in the order that they were received. Due to the inability of staff to process the majority of image requests between March - June 2020 there is a backlog of requests that the staff is working to address as efficiently as possible. We thank you for your patience as orders may take more time than usual to complete. 

Rush services are not being offered during this time. 

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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