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      Image Requests

      PEM is committed to making images and information from our collection available for study, publication, education and other uses whenever possible. We have recently implemented a new web-based collection management system, and will be working in the coming months on integrating our digital assets and collection systems into a new and improved online collections portal.

      Portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1840 Charles Osgood (American 1809-1890). Oil on canvas. Salem, Massachusetts, United States. 29 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches (74.93 x 62.23 cm). Gift of Richard C. Manning, 1933. 121459.

      Requesting an Image

      To request digital images of PEM objects for use in print and electronic formats, including research and publication, submit an Image Rights Application.

      Please note that requests for digital images may take between four and 15 weeks to fulfill, depending on the need for new photography. Please carefully consider all editorial deadlines and allow ample time to process a request. Costs for new photography will be borne by the requestor and communicated prior to scheduling.

      Images acquired for research purposes may not be reproduced without a separate written agreement from PEM. PEM reserves the right to charge a fee for reproduction, depending on the use and distribution of the images. The requestor will be responsible for obtaining any necessary third-party permissions or consent required.

      Please note that this is a request for digital images. If you would like to conduct research on collection objects or in PEM’s research archives at the Hawkes Collection Center, please use the Collection Access & Research form to request an appointment.

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