Archives Photo Database
Welcome to the Wyoming State Archives' online photo database. The Archives’ Historical Photograph Collection includes more than 500,000 images of Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain region. Topics include cowboys, ranches,
buildings, scenic views, studio portraits, local communities, historic events, aerial photographs, and much more.
Click here to go to the Photo Database!
Please note that this online database is a work in progress. Only a small portion of our photographs are currently available to view online. A complete, text-only database is available onsite. Unable to visit?
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Highlights from the Collection
Purchasing Prints and Scans
Prints or scans of most of the photographs in the collection may be purchased. Please use the Photo Order Form below to request copies. Orders can be emailed, faxed or mailed to the address at the bottom of the page. Checks should be made payable to the Wyoming State Archives. If you choose to use a Visa or MasterCard, please call the phone number below and provide the credit card number and expiration date. Upon receipt of payment and, if applicable, completed Permission to Publish Contract, we will begin processing your order. Print orders are usually ready for pick-up or shipping in 45 days. Scanning orders may take two weeks.
Download the Photograph Request Form
Purchase prints and scans
Copy Fee Schedule
Photo Scans $8.00
Photographic Prints (in inches)
5x7 - $ 8.00
8x10 - $10.00
11x14 - $14.00
16x20 - $25.00
20x24 - $40.00
Oversized prints can be made on 42-inch wide paper. The costs below are based on the length of paper used to print.
Up to 25 inches - $ 50.00
26 inches - 35 inches - $ 60.00
36 inches – 45 inches - $ 75.00
46 inches – 55 inches - $100.00
over 55 inches - Please contact staff for pricing
Shipping is included in print prices.
Commercial Use of Photographs
If you plan to use photographs from our collection for commercial publication, displays or online, we require you to sign a permission to publish contract, which will be drafted by the staff. A sample contract can be viewed below.
Payment of an additional commercial use fee will be charged to non-Wyoming residents, businesses and government agencies requesting permission to use photos in our collection for commercial ventures. Please see below for a link to our Photograph Collection Use Fee Schedule. No use fee will be charged to any citizen, business or government agency in the State of Wyoming or for non-profit or educational uses.
Photographs are provided as taken by the photographer. We do not crop or alter images. Alteration of images by cropping, colorizing or digital manipulation that does not reflect the photographer’s original intent is prohibited by our Permission to Publish contract.
Permission to Publish Contract
Commercial Use Fees