How to Order Images

Images of Folger collection items can be ordered through the Folger's image request system online. Folger readers should order images using their reader accounts. If you are not a Folger reader, please create an image request account

Free Image Downloads

If an image already exists in our LUNA digital image collection, you may download copies up to 1536 pixels long side: suitable for web, slide presentations, and up to 8"x10" prints.

Ordering new images and high-resolution images on file

If the image you want is not already in our digital image collection, or if you need a high-resolution version, you can order one from us. You will receive a cost estimate shortly after request submission. Prepayment is required. Turnaround time on most orders is two to four weeks from receipt of prepayment. Rush services are not available. After reviewing your estimate, please complete the prepayment form and return it to the photography department with payment. We accept credit cards, institutional purchase orders, and  checks in US dollars, which must be drawn from a US bank. Credit card payment may be made using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.


If you are using these images within the terms of our CC-BY-SA license, you do not need to pay any fees or request permission. You can read more about our licensing and permissions terms to determine if your use qualifies under these terms.


Unless otherwise requested images are 9"x12" at 300 ppi jpg files delivered via web download. Higher resolution images, tif format, and special cropping are available on request. Please specify dimensions and file size needed. For alternative delivery method or additional specifications please include in "Instructions." Delivered images generally include entire text block to edge of binding or page unless otherwise requested (see example).

To place an order

Please register for an image request account and then fill out our online order form or complete our printable order form to place your request. Completed paper forms may be faxed or mailed to the photography department.
Please note:
  • Material currently under copyright will not be reproduced without signed permission from the copyright holder. Such authorization must be obtained by the applicant for photography work and must cover the specific use to be made of the copyrighted material.
  • Cost estimates will be emailed to the address provided unless otherwise requested.
  • Prepayment is required. If payment is to be made by a university or other institution, an official purchase order from the institution is required. Orders will be started when such confirmation is received.
  • After prepayment, allow two to four weeks for delivery on most orders.