Photo and Print Collection

The Delaware Historical Society Research Library holds hundreds of thousands of prints and photographs relating to the history of Delaware and its people. Highlights include

- Silhouettes
- All types of prints including lithographs, artistic prints, sketches and drawings, etc.
- Paper, glass plate and film negatives
- Photographic prints, cabinet cards, stereocards, and cartes-de-visite
- Early photographic processes including daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and tintypes
- Posters
- Postcards
- Videotapes
- Film
- Architectural Drawings

Photographs are cataloged in the Archives section of Ask Caesar.

Most images can be reproduced as scans or prints.  To place a photo reproduction order, please complete the downloadable form and submit it along with your payment to:

Leigh Rifenburg, Chief Curator
505 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Please note that your order will not be processed until this form is completed and received by the Delaware Historical Society. For questions, please contact Leigh Rifenburg, at

For permission to publish, please send your written request to or Delaware Historical Society, 505 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. 

For publication and reproduction fees, click here.

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