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Historic Photos

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About the Photo collection:

The Longmont Museum holds more than 12,000 photographs of Longmont and the surrounding area, from the 1860s to the present. This collection is made possible by the many people who have donated photographs since the Museum began collecting in 1936.

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Photos online:

more than 3,000 photographs are now available online, with more photos added as time permits.

Collection highlights:

  • 800 photos from the early 1900s by Longmont photographer Charles W. Boynton
  • Photographs of Main Street in Longmont from 1872 to the 1970s.
  • The Great Western Sugar factory
  • Agriculture – plowing, planting and harvesting crops in the St. Vrain Valley

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All the Museum’s photos are available for research at the Longmont Archives.

Archives Location:
Longmont Museum and Cultural Center
400 Quail Road
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 651-8969

Regular Archives Hours:
Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm, by appointment. Call the Archives at (303) 651-8969.

Photo reproduction and use fees

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Minimum order: $15

8x10 or smaller $10 + tax
11x14 $15 + tax
12x18 $15 + tax
16x20 $30 + tax
20x30 $40 + tax
Larger sizes call (303) 651-8969

Prints are printed at a professional photo lab, allow 5 business days minimum for orders.

Digital files
Standard scan $15 + tax
Custom scan $25 + tax

Standard scans are at least 600 dpi, and files are saved to CDs as .tif format. Because of larger file sizes, it is usually not possible to email high-resolution image files. We do use the file-sharing program Dropbox to share large files.

Shipping and Handling
CDs, 8x10 prints $5
11x14 prints $7
13x19 and larger $9

Commercial Use Fees
All fees are per image
Display in office or business $25
Published use, less than 5,000 copies $15
More than 5,000 copies $35
Use on merchandise (postcards, T-shirts, etc.) $35
Commercial Television $100

All images must be credited: Photograph courtesy Longmont Museum.
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