An extraordinary system of cultural and historical resources.

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Own a piece of Idaho History!

Dorothy Lamour, woman with roses and
person in gorilla costume arriving on
United Airline plane to promote
Lamour’s 1938 film “Her Jungle
Love”, 1939.

Photo Credit: Everett L. “Shorty” Fuller Collection

Purchase Prints of Historic Maps or Photographs

The collections of the Idaho State Archives include nearly one million photographs, maps and documents. Images from the Idaho State Archives are featured in all types of publications, business reports and products, educational exhibitions, family histories, office décor, and interior design. Reproductions from the collection are also on display at the State Capitol building, where historic images representing a variety of time periods and subjects can be viewed.

Consider Idaho’s visual history for personal, professional and commercial use. Fees for photograph services, maps and documents directly support the preservation and access to Idaho’s historical archives.

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To access indexes and digital collections of Idaho historical photographs online visit the Idaho State Archives photographs page. Or visit the Idaho State Archives Merle W. Wells Research Center to access map and photograph collections in persion. 


Visit the reproductions and permissions page to learn more about ordering and obtaining permission to use images. 


Please call (208) 334-2620 or e-mail archives staff if you need assistance regarding Idaho historical photographs.