Ordering Prints From Original Material
When ordering photographic prints from original material, an additional charge for producing the negative also applies. The Library retains this negative to avoid further handling and deterioration of these originals. If you wish to purchase an identical negative at the same time, the cost will is an additional 50% of the price of the first negative.
Cropping, centering image, special image or margin size, reduced print from existing negative, air drying, etc., can be performed at an additional charge of 100% of the print price.
Special Handling Fee
A special handling fee of $20.00 per order (maximum of 20 items) will be charged for photographing special material requiring special handling or same day service such as rare books, rare music, rare Asian rare newspapers, maps, Frank Leslie's, and Harper's Weekly.
Rush Photographic Service
Rush service orders for photographic reproductions are
completed in 10 business days for an additional charge of 300% of the
base price of the order. Orders for some material cannot be rushed.
*If the customer requests a copy of a photograph that does not have an existing negative, the price for a negative for the customer is an additional 50% of the price of the first negative. The first negative is always retained by the Library.
Unless otherwise requested, GLOSSY PRINTS are furnished for 8" x 10" or smaller sizes.
Exhibition Quality Black And White Prints
Exhibition quality prints are handcrafted by our skilled technicians and printed with emphasis on visual effect. We compensate for visual defects through dodging and burning techniques.
Black and White Prints from Nitrate Negatives
Black And White Copy Negatives
*The Photoduplication Service produces negatives from original material. In some cases, the Library may decide to retain the negative to avoid further handling and deterioration of the originals. If the customer wishes to purchase an identical negative at the same time, the cost will be an additional 50% of the price of the first negative.
Copy negatives are based on 8" x 10" format to maintain absolute sharpness and clarity. A customer may request a smaller format when purchasing only a negative. In the case, the customer will be charged the full price for each negative.
Instructions for ordering items:
A non-refundable processing and search fee is required to place an order. Full payment is required when the order is submitted. No orders will be processed without full payment.
PROCESSING AND RESEARCH FEE FOR REPRODUCTIONS FROM THE PRINTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS COLLECTIONS:
A $14.00 fee is charged for the first 25 items requested per order. The fee is non-refundable and covers order processing, item identification, and retrieval of material. $4.00 is charged for every additional 25 items requested in the same order.
PROCESSING AND RESEARCH FEE FOR REPRODUCTIONS FROM LIBRARY COLLECTIONS (EXCEPT PRINTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS & GEOGRAPHY AND MAPS COLLECTIONS):
A $14.00 fee per item is charged for photoraphic reproductions from all library collections except Prints and Photographs and Geography and Map collections. The fee is non-refundable and covers order processing, item identification, and retrieval. $4.00 is charged for each additional item from the same collection or with the same title in the same order.
In general, orders must be accompanied by reproduction numbers or call numbers that are used to identify the material being ordered. Reproduction numbers and call numbers are often included in publications or you can search the Library's online catalog at catalog.loc.gov. When reproduction numbers are not found by these means, the numbers must be identified through research by the customer or by requesting the research services of the reading room that has custody of the material.
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