Buy a Historical Image for Public Use | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Buy a Historical Image for Public Use

You can purchase digital files and prints for commercial and non-profit use in projects such as print, advertising, films, videos and websites. Permission from the Wisconsin Historical Society is necessary for publication or public display. Follow the steps below to start the process.

  1. Note the Image Title and Image ID Number

    Find an image on our website and note the Image Title and Image ID number.

    EnlargeHow to find the Image Title and Image ID number for historical images on our website.
  2. Submit Permission Request Form

    Permission Request Form (PDF)
    Fax or mail the completed form to:
    Wisconsin Historical Society
    Attn: Lisa Marine, WHI Business Manager
    816 State Street, Room 407
    Madison, WI 53706-1482
    Fax: 608-264-6472

  3. Read Terms of Agreement

  4. Submit Payment

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    If your organization has tax-exempt status, please contact us before making your purchase: Lisa Marine, WHI Business Manager: 608-264-6475 or lisa.marine@wisconsinhistory.org.

Once we receive your Permission Request Form, permission fee and payment for the images, we will mail you a Letter of Permission granting specific rights for use of images in your project. We will also send you receipts for both permission fees and image purchases.

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Have Questions?

Contact Lisa Marine, WHI Business Manager, by phone at 608-264-6475 or by email below:

Mailing Address:

Wisconsin Historical Society
Attn: Lisa Marine, WHI Business Manager
816 State Street, Room 407
Madison, WI 53706-1482

Fax:

608-264-6472

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