Where to find picture of the Titanic


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Rebecca Brueton

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Hi there,

Does anyone know where I might find a copyright-free, or reasonably cheap picture of the Titanic (photo or graphic) to use in a booklet I am producing?

Many thanks :0)

Rebecca
 
May 12, 2005
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Rebecca:

Photos of Titanic from 1912 are not subject to copyright. There are several "stock" photos of the ship that many commercial agencies like Corbis and Getty offer for sale to the publishing trade. Most are expensive to obtain and publish, however, and are not generally available to private researchers. The big picture libraries deal with publishers directly.

The exception is the Library of Congress, which offers the most accessible and affordable historic photos to the general public through its Prints and Photographs Department. The Library of Congress does not charge reproduction or usage fees, only a fee for actually making and supplying the picture. You can also purchase copy negatives.

Depending on your budget, you can get a standard, 8x10 glossy or matte print for about $75 or an exhibition quality print on archival paper and in a range of sizes for slightly more.

You can search the Library of Congress’ Prints and Photographs Online Catalogue at:

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pp/mdbquery.html.

Just type "Titanic’ into the search box. You can also contact a librarian in that department and request a search for pictures not included in the online database.

Best of luck in your work.

Randy
 
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David Eugene Helms

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does anyone know of where i can possibly purchase a replica photo of the titanic other than hoping i get lucky on ebay? i would appreciate any help . thanks.

david
 
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Hi David and Dave: Isn't it 'Beken' credited with having taken the famous photograph of 'Titanic' between two battleships? I have two variant versions of it: one is a contact-print from an original negative and autographed by Walter Lord; the other is an original, first-generation print. One or other of these should be available. Don
 
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Hi Dave: Photographer of my "Isn't it 'Beken'" *isn't* Beken! It's: 'W R Hogg' of Ryde, IoW. You'll find another original print (an identical one) among the many fine illustrations in Mark Chirnside's excellent 'The Olympic Class Ships'; from the copy in the collection of Campbell and Janette McCutcheon. (Another variant appears among the postcards in Bown and Simmons' 1987 book.) Campbell at Tempus Books may be able to supply a quality print of his which was published and I would be pleased to scan mine and email a jpeg to you. Don
 

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