Reproduction & Use of Collection Materials

To request images, please complete and submit our online Image Inquiry Form. Please refer to each item's Catalog Number and Title as listed in the Collections Portal. Once your inquiry is received, the Museum will contact you to confirm availability and provide an invoice.

Requests are processed in the order in which they are received and usually take 2-3 weeks. Rush services are subject to availability and will require a $25 fee, in addition to any rush shipping charges.


Prints (Suitable for Framing)

All prices listed include domestic shipping. Sales tax will be added for Virginia residents.

  • $20 8 by 10 $30 11 by 14
  • $40 16 by 20
  • Call for quoting Other sizes 

Digital Files

Files will be delivered electronically or on a flash drive or disk provided by the user.

  • $5 Low-resolution file, or larger file with watermark, suitable for personal or research use.

See below for fees for use of high-resolution files without watermark.

Publication and Use

High-resolution files will be delivered electronically. Actual available resolution will vary depending on size, medium, and quality of the original image. Please indicate technical requirements in your inquiry. Requests must be approved by the Museum in accordance with its Mission.

  • $35 Private or office display (does not include prints, above) $50  For-profit printed, electronic, or audio-visual use
  • $15 Non-profit use or scholarly publication (must provide proof of non-profit status) 
  • No charge Educational or scholarly presentation, research project, or thesis/dissertation (must provide copy of student or faculty ID)

Research and Digitization

  • $10  Digitization of images not currently available in the Collections Portal, or if a new image is required
  • $20/hour Research services to locate or recommend images

Media Use Policy

The Hampton History Museum retains all rights and privileges to its materials. They may not be transferred or sold to anyone for any reason, or used for any purpose or at any location other than that stated in the written request. Fees and any permission granted will be for one use, one publication, one edition, etc.; any additional use of materials constitutes a second use, and permission must be specifically requested in writing and granted by the Hampton History Museum in a separate document. Materials must be used without alteration, including but not limited to cropping, bleeding, and overprinting, unless approved in advance by the Museum.

The Hampton History Museum makes no claim or provides no assessment of any copyright restrictions imposed on its materials, other than for materials for which the Museum holds rights. It is the sole responsibility of the user to determine all materials' status under copyright law, to ensure that use falls within legal limits, and to secure permission and rights from copyright holders. For information on copyright status, contact the U.S. Copyright Office.