Digitized Historical PhotographsThe FDR Library makes available thousands of online, copyright free photographs from its Audio/Visual Collections. Choose from the three categories of digitized photographs below.
Start Your Search:
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The slideshow to the left is a short selection of images from the FDR Library's historic photograph collection. Find us on Flickr to explore more highlights from the Archives, Museum, Public Programs, renovation progress, and more.
To Request a Reproduction
You can order a print of any of the photographs you find online. The Library can provide a print in sizes from 4x5 to 20x24 in either matte or glossy finish or a digital scan at up to 600 dpi jpeg format.
After identifying an image to order, please send a request for a print or scanned
reproduction to our staff through
Ask the Archivist, email, fax, or regular mail. Please include the following information from the photo database search results:
- The photograph's Library ID number (not the photo .GIF number)
- The photograph's title information
- Your daytime telephone number
- Your mailing address
- Write "Photo Order" in the email or fax subject line
You wish to order a photograph of Eleanor Roosevelt with Fala the dog. Your search for "Fala" returned a list of images and you have chosen the following item:
Your order should look like this:
I would like to obtain a digital scan of a photograph found on your website. The Library ID is 48223654(49). The image title is "Eleanor Roosevelt, Fala, and Mackenzie King at Quebec, Canada for Conference." The image is dated 09/11/1944. Here is my daytime telephone number and mailing address: __________
The Library will then contact you with information about the cost per photograph and get payment and mailing instructions for providing you with a print or scan.
Online Form: Ask the Archivist
By Email: Archives.FDR@nara.gov, subject line: Archives Photo Order
Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
4079 Albany Post Rd
Hyde Park, NY 12538
By fax: (845) 486-1147, Attn: Archives Photo Order