Quality photographic reproductions of materials in the collection are offered for research, publication, and commercial use. All materials are photographed on-site by a professional, custom photographer, or have been scanned on-site by a digital technician.

John Browne, Photographic Society of Philadelphia at Hopatcong Lake, albumen photograph, 1880.


Orders are accepted in person, by telephone, letter, fax, or e-mail (preferred). Please note that any information about, or photocopies of, the image that you are requesting can be important in locating the correct image. An invoice will be forwarded to you requesting prepayment and the order will be processed upon receipt of payment. Payment can be made via cash, check, Visa, or MasterCard. Checks should be made payable to The Library Company of Philadelphia. Discounts on materials fees are available for current Library Company Fellows and Shareholders. Please note that it takes 4 to 6 weeks to process orders involving new photography and 1 to 2 weeks to process reproductions from digital images on file. To receive items sooner, a rush fee will apply. Rush orders require a minimum processing time of 3 business days and must be approved in advance. A $15 surcharge will be applied to all digital orders. A minimum $5 mailing fee is added to all domestic orders unless other arrangements are made to have the materials picked up or shipped at the patron’s expense.


Permission to reproduce material from the collection must be granted in writing and is at the discretion of the Library Company. All permission is granted on a per use basis. A contract will be forwarded outlining requirements and fees for non-exclusive one-time use. Images cannot be altered without special permission. The user of supplied reproductions assumes all responsibilities for using them in conformity with existing copyright laws, and may be required to supply the Library Company with a copy of any publication or project in which the images appear. Library Company images found on the web are for reference use only.  Those wishing to reproduce the image in any form are required to purchase high resolution digital files and are not permitted to use any image from our collection without written permission from the Library Company. 


For reference photocopies of material from the book collections, please contact cking@librarycompany.org.


All negatives and color transparencies remain the property of the Library Company.


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Click here to place your order using our Online Request Form.


Questions? Contact Nicole Joniec, repros@librarycompany.org