Image Reproduction Request Form

This form can be used to request digital or print reproductions of objects from the Chicago History Museum collections that are not available on our web-ordering site Chicago History Images: This form can also be used to request permission to use rights-managed images from the Chicago History Museum collections.

Ordering Process
In order to serve you as efficiently as possible, we ask that you provide information about what images you intend to use and how you intend to use them using this form. After receiving your request, our staff will email you to finalize your order details and confirm the payment amount. When you accept the price, we will email you an invoice and instructions on how to pay for your order. Most orders will require that you register for an account on our web-ordering site to complete payment and download the digital files. If another form of payment is arranged, the images you requested will not be available until payment has been completed. Requests for photographic prints will be shipped via USPS once payment has been completed.

The cost to obtain an image will vary depending upon the type of collection object, the statement of use, the copyright status of the image, and the digital file or photographic print size you require. Additional fees may apply for requests that require production of super hi-res images or other new photography/digital imaging. Rush services may be requested for an additional fee.

Turnaround Time
The average time for an order to be processed is 8 business days. The average turnaround time may increase to 4-6 weeks for large image orders or orders that require special handling or set-up time. Due to the large volume of requests we receive, rush services may not be available for all orders.

Payment must be made in advance before your order can be fulfilled. You may pay by debit or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express) using our secure web-ordering site. Money orders, cash, or domestic checks are also accepted.

International Payment
Payment by money transfer may be arranged if the above payment methods are not available for international clients. A request to pay by bank transfer must occur before a final invoice is sent. A surcharge will apply to your order in order to cover the cost of bank fees. The images you requested will not be available until payment has been completed. We are unable to accept international checks.

Contact Information
Please email your questions to us at Due to the large volume of requests we receive, we are unable to accept phone calls.

Chicago History Museum
Rights and Reproductions
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614-6038

Fax: 312-266-2076

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