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C. M. Bell Studio Collection of Photographs at the Library of Congress

Rights & Reproductions

For researchers hoping to copy and publish images from the C. M. Bell Studio Collection, information about how to assess rights to images in the collection and how to obtain both reference and quality copies is provided below.

Rights Information

Obtaining Copies

Reference Copies

Researchers can download or print digitized images from anywhere, inside or outside the Library of Congress. For images that are not scanned, researchers can make digital copies from microfilm in the reading room, using the reading room microfilm reader or by photographing with a hand-held camera. A link to the full policy on hand-held camera copying is provided below.

Quality Copies

The glass negatives have been scanned at high resolution and are suitable for most publication purposes. For items that have not been digitized, It is possible to purchase quality scans of individual items through Library of Congress Duplication Services. In placing an order, researchers should cite the call number of the original, preferably with a reference copy to ensure accurate fulfillment of the request. A link to the Duplication Services web site is provided below..

Further Information