About Us

The Chicago History Museum cares for, showcases, and interprets millions of authentic pieces of Chicago and U.S. history. Our ability to illuminate the past is a reminder of what really happened once upon a time, sheds light on the present, and compellingly informs the future.


To learn more, please visit Chicago History Museum's website


Chicago History Museum Images 


The Chicago History Museum's Rights and Reproductions unit is pleased to introduce Chicago History Museum Images, a website that allows you to search or browse thousands of images from our collection and purchase and download digital files for personal, educational, commercial, and other categories of use. More images are being uploaded on a regular basis, so be sure to visit this site periodically for new collection-related imagery. 


If you are unable to find images for your project, please use our Contact Us page to submit your request, or email us at rightsrepro@chicagohistory.org.


For information about audiovisual reproductions, architectural drawing reproductions, or photocopies of collection materials, please visit our Rights and Reproductions webpage.


All proceeds support the Chicago History Museum, helping us fulfill our mission of sharing Chicago's stories.