How to Order Images

Please note: We expect an interruption in image services in early 2020 due to the Folger’s building renovation project. Priority will be given to requests received by December 31, 2019.

Contact us

Photography and Digital Imaging

photo@folger.edu

fax: (202) 608–1715
phone: (202) 675–0335

Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003-1004

Free Image Downloads

For any image 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.

 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.

​Turnaround time on most orders is four to six weeks from receipt of prepayment. Rush services are not available.
 

Specifications

Images are 9"x12" at 300 ppi jpg files delivered via web download, unless otherwise specified.

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

Fill out our online order form to place your request.
 
**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 four to six weeks for delivery on most orders.

 

Contact us

Photography and Digital Imaging

photo@folger.edu

fax: (202) 608–1715
phone: (202) 675–0335

Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003-1004