The photographs at the Minnesota Historical Society visually represent Minnesotans, their lives, landscapes, leisure and occupations from the pre-territorial period to the present. With over 200,000 individual photographs to search in Collections Online, and thousands more available as photograph, manuscript, and government records collections, these images can be useful in a variety of public contexts.
This guide provides information about obtaining permission to use images in publications, broadcast media, displays/exhibits, merchandise, etc.*
* For information on finding the perfect photo and using the ordering system, please see our Photographs: Research & Ordering Guide