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Due to the current public health situation the Massachusetts Historical Society remains closed to the public until further notice. Our staff is currently working with access to the collections and is able to process high resolution (publication quality) TIFF images and 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, depending upon the image(s) requested, the turnaround time on high-resolution digital images and photo prints may be up to six weeks. Rush services are not being offered at 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.