Fee Schedule

Permission Fees for Public Use of Images

Requests for permission to use images for publication or exhibition must be made in writing and submitted with a Digital Images Request and Permission to Publish Form.  Permission fees are charged per image, per format, and are separate from image reproduction charges. Permission is for one-time use; releases and new editions require a new permission request. The Historical Society reserves the right to charge additional special fees depending upon the requested usage and all fees are subject to change.

Note: These fees will be invoiced and collected once the permissions research has been completed, and prior to granting of such permission. Please do not send payment prior to receiving an invoice.

Discounts are available at the following rates

  • Membership Discount: 10% discount off your entire order for Annual Members
  • Bulk Printing: 5% discount on use fees for orders of 10 or more images
  • Reuse Rate: Permission fees are reduced to 75% of the fees applicable at time of subsequent edition
  • Multimedia Permissions Bundle: 3 or more permissions per image
    • Image use #1: 100% of the current permission fee
    • Additional uses: 50% of the current permission fee

Print Books and E-Books

Image Use Commercial Fee Non-Commercial Fee
Cover/Jacket (regardless of print run) $150 N/A (no additional cost)
Circulation-5,000 and under $25 $10
Circulation-5,001 to 9,999 $50 $15
Circulation-10,000 or greater $75 $20
Electronic Book $75 $20

Exhibition/Display/Presentation

Image Use Commercial Fee Non-Commercial Fee
Exhibition $150 min. $10
Exhibition Promotional Use (including web; 5-year term) $150 min. $20
Retail Décor/Display in public area $150 $25
Research/Presentation/Public Lecture/Teacher Materials $20 N/A

Print Media (Newspaper/Magazine/Journal)

Image Use Commercial Fee Non-Commercial Fee
Cover (regardless of print run) $150 N/A (no additional cost)
Circulation-9,999 and under $20 $10
Circulation-10,000 to 24,999 $50 $20

Television/Film Production

Image Use Commercial Fee Non-Commercial Fee
Educational/Non-Theatrical $50 N/A
Television-Local (including advertisements) $100 $10
Television-Network (including advertisements) $150 $15
Theatrical Release $200 $20

Video/DVD

Image Use Commercial Fee Non-Commercial Fee
Cover/Jacket $250 N/A (no additional cost)
Circulation – 499 and under $50 $10
Circulation – 500 or greater $100 $20

Advertisement (Print, Broadcast, Video, Web)

Image Use Commercial Fee Non-Commercial Fee
One language/One Country $200 $25
All languages/Worldwide $300 $50
Billboards and Other Uses      Please email library@dchistory.org  for rates

Miscellaneous

Image Use Commercial Fee Non-Commercial Fee
Posters, postcards, leaflets, calendars, brochure $50 $10
Internet (blogs, etc., 5 year term) $100 N/A
Dissertation N/A N/A