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With appropriate permission, MOHAI is happy to provide reasonably priced reproductions of our photographs for your personal or commercial use. The income from the production fees and use fees helps to support our ongoing efforts to preserve and make accessible these primary source documents of regional history. Please click on the Order & Request Form or the Price List to learn more.
These 4000-plus online images are a selection of MOHAI's holdings, which presently number more than 3 million.
If you don't find what you're looking for or if you have any questions, please contact us at
or call the library at (206) 324-1126. You may also make an appointment to visit the collection in person.
We are happy to consider donations to our permanent collection. If you have material in good condition which is relevant to the history of Seattle, King County or Western Washington, please click here for the Artifact Evaluation Questionnaire to begin a discussion. Thanks!