Image Permissions

Image Permissions

It is necessary for users to obtain formal permission (a license) for the visual reproduction of all material held in the CHS collections. All licenses are for one use only. The CHS does not grant open-ended or multi-year licenses. Each instance of use must be separately requested in writing. All reproductions must credit the CHS as the source of the image.

Requests for images and payment of reproduction fees do not constitute or imply permission to reproduce images.

Licensing Fees

Click here to view the current licensing fees for the use of images of materials held in our collections. Please review this information before submitting your licensing request.

Please note that all licensing fees are assessed on a per-image basis and are independent of reproduction fees. For more information on the cost of purchasing high-resolution images, see our reproduction fees and requirements.

Exempt Categories

The following uses are exempt from the formal licensing process:

  • Academic assignments, other than theses/dissertations
  • Lectures, presentations, and classroom use
  • Personal blogs/websites, and social media platforms

Please use the credit line “Collection of the Cornwall Historical Society” where the image appears.

Submitting Requests

Licensing requests may be submitted with high-resolution image orders, or may be submitted independently (as with use of images previously purchased). Whether submitted with an image order or independently, all requests should be made in writing.

Use our online finding aids to locate the item or items you wish to license and submit a separate request for each item. The Society will review each request and provide an invoice for approval and payment.

Upon payment of the applicable reproduction and/or licensing fees the images and/or licenses will be made available download.

License requests placed in conjunction with or independent of image orders are typically processed within 10 business days. If you are concerned about meeting a submission deadline, please indicate a “must have by” date so that we may determine if we can accommodate your needs.