Washington, D.C. Historical Image Collection
The library has accepted donations, purchased, and collected images for the Historical Image Collection since the early 1920s. The Library does not hold copyright for all images in the collection, but many are in the public domain. It is the responsibility of the user to determine copyright, if any. Please review information on how to obtain Image Reproductions & Permissions for images from this collection. You can view a copy of the permission form.
Subject Guide to the Washington, DC Historic Image Collection
- Federal buildings
- Federal monuments and memorials
- Houses and estates
- Commercial buildings
- Early Washingtonians
More images available on Dig DC, Flickr, and our digital galleries.
For information on viewing the collection or requesting scans, please visit our Interim Services page or email email@example.com.
Photo credit: Thomas Circle, ca. 1890, Historical Image Collection
Back to Special Collections Homepage