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Rights & Reproductions

Reproductions of images from the collections of the Museum of the City of New York are available for decorative use, and images may be licensed for scholarly or commercial use in any medium.


What do you want to do?


Buy a print to hang in my home or give as a gift.


The Museum of the City of New York offers exhibition-quality reproductions, printed on archival paper, for personal, decorative use. If you find an image and would like to inquire about purchasing a reproduction, add the item to your cart and then click request, or contact reproductions@mcny.org.


The following sizes and print prices apply to images purchased for personal use only. Museum members received 10% off.


8x10 inch print: $80*

11x14 inch print: $125*

16x20 inch print: $190


Larger prints are available. Please e-mail reproductions@mcny.org to inquire about custom-made, large-format prints.


*Shipping and handling fees are included.


Decorate an office or other public space.


High-quality reproductions on archival paper of many of the images on this Web site are available for commercial, decorative use. Permission is required for any public display. Prices are based on the size of the prints, the quantity of the order, and other factors. To discuss pricing, contact reproductions@mcny.org.


Get permission to reproduce an image for commercial or scholarly use or publication.


Many of the images on this Web site are available for reproduction in books, films, magazines, Web sites, advertisements, and other media. Permission is required for any commercial reproduction, public display, or distribution in any copy format, whether digital or print.


To inquire about the right to reproduce an image, add the item to your cart and click request, or contact us directly by emailing rights@mcny.org


Post an image on my personal blog, illustrate a school paper, or use an image in the classroom.


You are welcome to save single, low-resolution copies of images from this site, free of charge, for personal use that is, by one person for such non-commercial uses as academic study or research.


You may also use low-resolution images on a non-commercial Web site as long as they are not in copyright. Every image must be accompanied by the artist's name, the title of the work, and the line: From the Collections of the Museum of the City of New York. If you are posting the image online, please provide a link back to the Collections Portal. To determine the status of copyright, please contact us at rights@mcny.org.


You may also download low-resolution images for such fair uses as criticism, reviews, or illustration, as long as they are accompanied by the artist's name, the title of the work, and the line: From the Collections of the Museum of the City of New York. You may not alter, add to, modify, or crop the images in any way without the Museum's written consent.


License images for product lines or publishing projects.


Many of the objects and images in the Museum's extensive collections are available for licensing for product lines. We would be delighted to show you items from our collections of Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera; Costumes and Textiles; Currier & Ives Color Images; Decorative Arts; Painting and Sculpture; Prints and Photographs; Theater; and other materials. Contact rights@mcny.org for more information.