Images from Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum collection include fine art, folk art, photography, Native American Indian art and farm related objects. Reproduction images of objects in the collections are available for scholarly or commercial publication, personal reproduction or research. Photographic images must be requested through the Rights and Reproductions Department.


Images of a number of objects in the collections are available at the following websites:

Fenimore Art Museum’s Collections:

Fenimore Art Museum Collections
Research Library

The Farmers’ Museum’s Collections:

The Farmers’ Museum
Plowline: Images of Rural New York (Photography Collection)

The following publications may also be helpful, most are available here:

Folk Art’s Many Faces : Portraits in the New York State Historical Association
by Paul S. D’Ambrosio, Ph.D. and Charlotte M. Emans

A Centennial Celebration : Collections from the New York State Historical Association
by Gilbert T. Vincent, Paul S. D’Ambrosio, Ph.D., Sherry Brydon.

Art of the North American Indians: The Thaw Collection
Edited by Gilbert T. Vincent, Sherry Brydon and Ralph T. Coe

Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection (supplement)
Edited by Eva Fognell

Through the Eyes of Others : African Americans and Identity in American Art
by Gretchen Sullivan Sorin [and] Mary C. Aimonovitch

The Smith & Telfer Collection Photographic Collection of the New York State Historical Association

Guidelines and Fees

Color and black & white digital images on file are available in high or low-resolution tiff or jpeg formats. Photographic services are also available, as well as standard and custom scanning. To find and request an image please follow the guidelines below.

  • Select an image from the Museums online collections databases. You may also request a type or genre of image with the assistance of the Rights and Reproductions staff at images@fenimoreart.org or (607) 547-1449.
  • Send all request and use information in writing to images@fenimoreart.org
  • Please allow at least four weeks from the date your request is made for processing. Rush services are available for an additional fee.
  • All documents granting permission must be complete, and all fees must be paid before images are released.

If you have any questions or need additional information feel free to contact the Rights and Reproductions office at the above email, phone or mailing address. If you would like to view photographs from the Fenimore Art Museum or The Farmers’ Museum’s photographic collections, please make an appointment by contacting images@Fenimoreart.org or (607) 547-1449

Image credits: Picking Flowers by Samuel Miller in 1840-1850. N0255.1961. Eel Spearing on the Setauket by William Sidney Mount in 1845. N0395.1955. Carr-Todd Family Reunion, Toddsville, New York by Arthur J. Telfer in 1914. C 8-00572. Horse Mask by an unidentified creator in 1875-1900. Nez Perce, Idaho, USA. T0097.

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