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Image Reproduction Services

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The Image Services Department at Maine Historical Society offers photographic and digital reproductions of items in our collections. Images are available for commercial, editorial, and non-profit use. Please view our Pricing Information on our website Vintage Maine Images for licensing and use fees.

Purchase high quality historical images from our collection online at or call our Image Services department at (207) 774-1822 x217.


Questions - Contact the Image Services Coordinator.
(207) 774-1822 x217 or

Website – We encourage you to first visit which has thousands of digital images from over 100 Maine institutions, to see if we have an image already scanned, and to purchase and download images immediately.

Scanning – For a fee, Maine Historical Society will digitize two–dimensional materials in good condition that are 12" x 17" or less. All digitizing is done by MHS staff or contracted with a local graphic designer of our choosing. MHS does not loan from its collections nor allow individuals to scan on-site.

Delivery – Digital files are delivered through our website. If you need digital files on a CD there is an additional $5 charge with a $5 postage & handling charge. Expedited delivery available, with fees added to your order.

Payment – All image reproduction services must be prepaid. Once MHS receives payment your order will be placed into the workflow. MHS accepts cash, check, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.

Discounts – Various discounts are available. MHS members receive 10% off all image purchases; 1822 Leadership Circle members receive 25% off; Maine Memory Network Contributors with 5+ images online receive 20% off.

Fulfillment – Most orders are filled in one to two weeks. Rush orders will be charged an extra 25% of the cost of the service. Check with the Image Services Coordinator for current time frame.

Digital files – Maine Historical Society retains all digital files and rights created in association with image reproduction.

Returns – All sales are final. Neither prints nor electronic files may be returned for refund or credit. If you receive defective merchandise please call to receive a return authorization number and instructions for returning the merchandise. Maine Historical Society is not responsible for damages occurred by shipping. Orders are mailed in safety envelopes marked "fragile."

Reproduction Rights – Purchase of a digital print or file in no way conveys any rights to use, reproduce or sell an image. Please see our permissions form for more information and your responsibilities when reproducing MHS collections.


Order form (PDF)
Permission to Publish form (PDF)