Digitized Historical Photographs

The FDR Library posts thousands of online images from its large collection of still photographs, both to the FRANKLIN database and to the Flickr photosharing website.


Search FRANKLINStart Your Search Using FRANKLIN

The Library's new FRANKLIN database provides access to 2,000 fully-cataloged public domain photographs from the collections of the Roosevelt Library. Additional images will be added to FRANKLIN on an ongoing basis throughout the coming years.


Selected Photos on


The slideshow to the right is one set of selected 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.



Request a Reproduction

You can order a high-resolution scan, or a physical re-print of any of our photographs you see posted online. The Library can provide a digital scan at up to 600 ppi jpeg, or 300 ppi TIFF format. Photo print sizes are from 4x5 to 20x24 in either matte or glossy finish.    

When you identify an image to order, please contact the archives with your specific request for a print or scanned reproduction to our staff by email, fax, or regular mail.

Order by:

Email: Archives.FDR@nara.gov, subject line: Archives Photo Order

Postal Mail:

Archives Department
Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
4079 Albany Post Rd
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Fax: (845) 486-1147, Attn: Archives Photo Order