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The Museum’s photographic collection of more than 6,000 images, most dating to the mid-19th century, includes daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, albumen prints, stereographs, and cartes-de-visite. To learn more about our photographic collection, click here. The Museum provides photographic services to the public, educators, authors, researchers, publishing companies, media, and other organizations for educational, publication, exhibition, public project, or one-time only personal use. Contact the Manager of Photographic Collections at (855) 649-1861 ext. 117, by email, by fax at (855) 644-7150, or at the address above to arrange for any of these services:
All requests for photographic services must be submitted in writing and be pre-paid and are handled in the order in which they are received. Costs for reproduction of materials from the Museum’s collections are usually the sum of two fees: production and use. Use fees do not apply to reproductions made for personal uses. The Museum also reserves the right to deny requests at its discretion.
Downloadable versions of the Photographic Services Fee Schedules.
General processing time for custom printed black-and-white or color copy prints from existing negatives is four to six weeks. New photography is required for objects with no existing negative or color transparency, and requires additional processing time. No rush orders are accepted for new photography. All negatives and color transparencies are retained by The Museum of the Confederacy.
Requests for images for publication, exhibition or public project use must be submitted on company letterhead. A complete project summary is necessary and should include the following:
Official written permission for use, along with credit line information, will be forwarded pending project approval and payment of the required usage fees.
Requests for images intended for personal use must be submitted in writing. Detailed information pertaining to the individual or topic of search helps to process the request more quickly. Include the following in the letter: Purchaser’s name (printed), complete mailing address (not email address), and a daytime telephone number. Specify in writing that the request for images is for personal use only.