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Presidents of the United States: Selected Images

This guide provides portraits of each American president from the Prints & Photographs Division collections at the Library of Congress.


Print shows the presidents of the United States with George Washington at center, flanked by bust-length portraits of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Q. Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, William H. Harrison, and John Tyler
The presidents of the United States. By Denison Kimberly. 1842. Engraving. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

This guide offers a selection of portraits of U.S. presidents held in the Prints & Photographs Division collections. Lists of presidents in alphabetical and chronological order are also included. After each president's image(s) a link will help you find more images of that president at the Library of Congress.

Companion reference aids are available for First Spouses, Vice Presidents, and "Also Rans."

A Note on Image Rights

We are unaware of any restrictions on the use of the images published in this guide. However, if you plan to publish or otherwise distribute any of the images, please be aware that determination regarding the appropriate use of an image ultimately rests with you. The Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission for use of the images. For further information, see "Copyright and Other Restrictions ... Assessing the Risk of Using a P&P Image."