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Historic Photos

Longmont Museum Photos

CarraigesAbout the Photo collection:
The Longmont Museum holds over 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:

Over 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 & Cultural Center
400 Quail Road
Longmont, CO 80501
303 651-8969

Regular Archives Hours:
Monday - Friday 9-5, by appointment. Call the Archives at 303 651-8969.

Open the first Saturday of the month, 9-5

Photo reproduction and use fees

1908 football teamPhoto reproduction costs

8x10 or smaller $10 + tax
11x14 $15 + tax
13x19 $15 + tax
16x20 $30 + tax
Larger sizes call 303-651-8969

Prints are printed on archival quality paper with archival ink.

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. Due to file sizes, it is usually not possible to email high-resolution image files. We do use the filesharing program Dropbox to share large files.

Shipping & Handling
CDs, 8x10 prints $5
11x14 prints $7

We do not recommend mailing larger size prints.

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.