Photo Reproduction Services

History Colorado charges commercial and non-profit users fees in order to support the maintenance of the collection. Fees are charged for both reproduction and use. Possession of reproductions of History Colorado materials does not constitute permission for use. Please see our Image Use Policy for more information.

Orders must be accompanied by prepayment by cash, check (made out to History Colorado), credit card, or money order. Estimated shipping time is 1-3 weeks from receipt of signed Collections Use Agreement and payment. Rush orders for 1-3 day turnaround double the price of each photo ordered. All applicable sales taxes and shipping and handling fees are charged.

To place a photo reproduction order, print or download our Photo Order Inquiry form or contact

Reproduction Fees

Prints: B&W or color  
5 x 7" $16
8 x 10" $18
11 x 14" $30
16 x 20" $42
20 x 24" $54
Larger and custom sizes are available. Canvas adds 20% per print.  
Scans: High resolution digital file (publication or display use only)  
300 dpi (8x10") $17
600 dpi (8x10") $40
Scans: Low resolution digital file (web or research use only)  
100 dpi (5x7") $8
Studio Shoot (of objects that cannot be scanned)  

Set-up fee, plus cost of print(s) or file(s)

Audiovisual Reproductions
Price quoted upon request - contact

History Colorado offers discounts on reproduction fees for students, military, cultural institutions, and other groups. Click here to see discount rates.

Use Fees

In addition to reproduction fees, use fees are charged for use of images of and from History Colorado collections and are calculated per still image. All details and description of use must be included in a signed Collections Use Agreement.
Fees may be waived or reduced for Colorado non-profit organizations, university presses engaging in non-commercial publication, and for Colorado news media.

Personal or Research Use
No use fee
Non-Serial Print Publication Per image
Under 1000 copies No use fee
1001-5000 copies $10
5000+ copies $15 per 5000 copies
Serial Print Publication Per image
Up to 5000 copies No use fee
5001-10,000 copies $10
10,001+ copies $10 per 5000 copies
Digital Publications Per image
With print edition $15
Digital edition only $25
Website Per image
Personal or non-profit $5
Commercial $20

Television or Film Production
Multiple broadcasts, this product, any medium, in perpetuity

Per image
Non-profit $80
Commercial (including feature film) $170
Video/DVD for Resale Per image
Up to 1000 copies $15
1001+ copies $30 per 1000 copies
Public Display Per image
Non-profit No use fee
Commercial $25
Merchandise Per image
Printed or wearable material $15 per 500 items
Based on distribution

Rush Fees

If print(s), file(s), or CD/DVD must be shipped within 1-3 days, price is double the cost of each print or file ordered.


Electronic delivery Free
US Postal Service: CD/DVD, prints up to 8x10 $5
US Postal Service: prints larger than 8x10, up to 20x24 $10
US Postal Service: prints larger than 20x24 $12
US Postal Service: International $20
UPS: up to 5 lbs. $10
UPS: 6-10 lbs. $12
FedEx paid by History Colorado $35

UPS and FedEx may also be charged to existing account.