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The Society of the Cincinnati makes images of its museum and library collections and of the interior and exterior of Anderson House available for research purposes and for one-time use in professional presentations and publications. Requests for the use of images for other purposes will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Requests to reproduce images from the Society's collections must be made in writing by completing an Image Reproduction Request and Agreement form. Please identify the image(s) requested by title, artist, and/or author. The requestor may wish to search the library catalog to obtain this information for images of items in the library collections. E-mail the completed agreement to or submit it by mail or fax to the following address:

The Society of the Cincinnati
Attn: Museum and Library Image Requests
2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Fax: 202.785.0729

Once the request is received and approved, an invoice will be sent to the requestor along with a countersigned copy of the reproduction agreement. When full payment is received, the requested image(s) will be sent to the requestor in the format designated on the agreement form.


Please allow up to four weeks to fulfill image requests and note any time constraints when submitting the agreement form. Every effort will be made to meet known publication deadlines. Please allow additional time for fulfilling requests requiring original photography.


The Society charges reproduction fees for obtaining prints, transparencies, digital files, and other formats of images of items in its collections, in addition to usage fees for reproducing those images. The fees listed below are subject to change.

Reproduction Fees

The following fees cover obtaining an image from the Society. If no image exists of an item, original photography will be scheduled after consultation with the requestor. The requestor shall pay for original photography in addition to the reproduction fee(s) for the desired photographic material(s). The Society retains the photographic materials that result from all original photography. Fees for image formats not listed below may be quoted upon request.

  • Digital image: $10
  • 35mm color slide: $10
  • 8x10" black-and-white print: $25
  • 8x10" color print: $30
  • Original photography: $100 set-up fee plus photographer's fees

Usage Fees

The following fees cover the one-time right to reproduce an image obtained from the Society. Usage fees include the cost of shipping and handling. Usage fees may be waived for media outlets and for personal or scholarly use, including dissertations and theses, at the discretion of the Society. A discount may be offered, at the discretion of the Society, for a request of the use of multiple images for a single project.

  • Non-profit use: $25 per image
  • Commercial use: $50 per image

Visit Anderson House

  • Museum Hours

    Tuesday through Saturday
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m
    12 p.m. - 4 p.m
    Free admission
  • Library Hours

    Monday through Friday
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    For appointments:
    202.785.2040, ext. 411
  • Office Hours

    Monday through Friday
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m.