Rights and Reproductions

Image Rights and Reproductions

Stunning western landscapes, wildlife of the West, cowboy and ranch life, the romance and spectacle of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West. The Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s amazing collection of photographs, posters, and artwork transports you to the authentic and mythic American West. Find your true West among our online image collection—thousands of digital images, with more added all the time. The collections offer a comprehensive yet personal view of the West. What better gift to share with family and friends, or hang on your own wall?

The Image Rights and Reproductions Department at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West provides images for educational presentations, professional research, print and electronic publications, media projects, and personal use. All requests for images MUST be made in writing using a request form (see below). Permission for such use is granted at the sole discretion of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

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E-mail Image Rights and Reproductions or call 307-578-4082 to order.

What Are Your Image Needs?

Professional use of a digital file?

Use the Image Request Form.1

Do you want a print on paper for personal or research use only?

Use the Print Order Form.

Please see our current Fee Schedule.

If asked whether to enable macros or not when opening the above documents, it is best to enable the macros. If asked to “trust software published by Matthew Jackson,” answer “yes” so the macros work as they are supposed to. It is advisable to download the forms and save them to your computer. Edit the form, save it, and then send the form back via e-mail, fax, or U.S. mail.

Request Processing and Terms of Use

Once your request is received in writing, the order turn-around time is generally 3 – 4 days with a non-guaranteed date of delivery. Following receipt and approval of your complete request, we send you an invoice and a Rights & Reproductions Agreement. The invoice must be paid in full, and the Rights & Reproductions Agreement signed and received before an image is released to you.

Reproduction is for one-time use only. Photographs may not be cropped, bled off the page, or otherwise altered in any way. All image(s) must be identified by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Credit Line. The applicant’s oversight of the conditions for reproduction may result in the assessment of additional fees. A complimentary copy of the product must be provided to the Image Rights & Reproduction Office of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West at time of release.

Copyright Restrictions

Artists or designated assignors may retain copyright to collection items in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s collections, which are protected under U.S. copyright laws, and applicable international treaties. In some cases a signed document of permission may be required from the copyright owner before the Image Rights & Reproductions Office can process your request. Any and all royalty payments or other requirements specified by the copyright owner of an item in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s collections must be adhered to by the reproduction rights applicant.

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West assumes no responsibility for any claim against the reproduction rights applicant or the Buffalo Bill Center of the West by an artist, his/her agent or estate, or any other party in connection with the reproduction of works in the collections of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Inquiries regarding permission to publish images of items in Buffalo Bill Center of the West collections should be directed to the Image Rights & Reproductions Office. In all cases, unauthorized use of images of works in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s collections is prohibited. No image of any of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s collections items may be reproduced, published, stored, or transmitted in any form or by any means without prior written permission from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

Contact Information

Please submit your image request by completing our Rights & Reproductions Image Request Form or Print Order Form (see above). If you have any questions which are not answered above or in the form, you may reach us by fax, e-mail, or mail:

Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Image Rights & Reproductions
720 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, WY 82414
Email: photosales@centerofthewest.org