Photo Policy

Photo Policy

We allow, and encourage, our visitors to take pictures for personal, non-commercial use and sharing on social media. Be sure to tag us!

Your private photos cannot be published or used for commercial purposes. For more information or questions about press and photography or image requests, email For image requests, visit the Research Services page.

Periodically, the Delaware Historical Society takes photographs and videos of visitors and activities for use in promotional and editorial materials. Upon entering Delaware Historical Society premises, you grant the Delaware Historical Society permission to film and photograph you and your dependents. Further, you grant the Delaware Historical Society all rights to use the photographs and video for educational, promotional, advertising, and other purposes that advance the mission of the Delaware Historical Society. The Delaware Historical Society owns the rights to the photographs and video.

Usage Policy

This site is the intellectual property of the Delaware Historical Society and protected by copyright laws and other intellectual property laws. All the content on this website, including but not limited to, images, text, graphics, video, sound, and digital files, and design elements and functionalities, is subject to copyright. Data contained within or associated with those files is also covered by copyright. No part of this website may be used commercially without our permission. Reproducing, downloading, publishing, and distributing protected materials on this website, except for the purposes of fair use as defined by copyright law, is strictly prohibited.

Images, digital files, and other materials offered as ‘Educator Resources’ are for educational and personal use only.

WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyright material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted works. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” the user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept an order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law. The granting of permission to publish by the Society does not absolve users of materials from securing permission from copyright owners and payment of such additional fees as the owners may require if the Historical Society does not own copyright or if the material is not in the public domain. Applicants assume all responsibility for  questions of copyright and invasion of privacy that may arise in copying and in the use of the photographic copy.


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