In most cases, digital files can be downloaded
from the Web site. Rights and permissions information found in associated
catalog records and/or in the Copyright and
Other Restrictions page should be consulted before publishing
or otherwise distributing images found on the site. Depending on
the item and its source, other types of reproductions may be available.
Prints and Photographs Division items can be ordered from the Library
of Congress Photoduplication Service. Reproductions (prints or transparencies)
are made from high quality negatives or transparencies or from digital
files. To place an order:
- Take down the reproduction number. These are generally found
at the end of image captions and in associated bibliographic records
in the "REPRODUCTION NUMBER" field. Reproduction numbers consist
of a series of letters and numbers, generally beginning with the
letters LC-. . . . Also note, if possible, the type of
medium (glass or film negative or color transparency) mentioned
- If no reproduction number is found in the caption or the "REPRODUCTION
NUMBER" field does not appear in the associated record, write
down the letters and numbers that appear in the "CALL NUMBER"
field. (The original will have to be photographed by the Photoduplication
- Write down a brief caption for the item.
- Contact the Photoduplication
Service to place an order (telephone: 202 707-5640; Fax: 202
707-1771; e-mail: email@example.com). Orders are accepted
by e-mail, Fax, and mail.
The Photoduplication Service can make copies from digital files
found on the site. Contact the Photoduplication
Service (telephone: 202 707-5640; Fax: 202 707-1771; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org) for information about digital copying
services and instructions on ordering.
Alternatively, it may be possible to obtain other types of copies
of the original items; note any reproduction or call numbers that
appear in the caption and consult with staff of the Library of Congress
unit that holds the item (indicated at the end of the image caption
and in associated bibliographic records). For General Collections
items, contact the Photoduplication Service.
In some cases, items from other institutions that have contributed
to American Memory are illustrated or referred to on the American
Women site. Consult the "How to Order Reproductions" or "Availability
of Reproductions" document for the collection from which the
item comes to determine how to obtain copies of such items.