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The Image Services Department at Maine Historical Society welcomes you to browse our images, and to call or e-mail with your inquiries. We can help you find the right images for your upcoming book, or the perfect print to display in your home or workplace.

About VMI

Developed and managed by the Maine Historical Society, Vintage Maine Images (VMI) is an online shopping source for historical images. Images are from the collections of the MHS as well as from hundreds of Contributing Partners across Maine and New England. This website offers thousands of historical images for sale. Your VMI purchases help support collections and preserve local history. VMI was developed as a way to increase revenue for the region's historical societies, libraries, archives, and museums—our contributing partners.

About our Images

VMI has over 11,000 historical images, with new items added daily. Our images are high-resolution scans and photographs of original material in the collections of Maine Historical Society, and from the archives of our Contributing Partners.

We have images ranging in topics, from art and architecture to travel and transportation. Our images span across eras, from the Age of Exploration to the present. Our historical materials include photographs, paintings, maps, postcards, artifacts, architectural drawings, manuscripts, and much more.

About Our Products

VMI sells reproductions of original historical material in the forms of high-resolution digital image files and archival photographic prints. Digital files and prints offered for personal use are great for home and office décor, family history projects and genealogy, and other projects not for publication. We offer image-licensing options to use our images for non-profit and commercial use. Licensing can be purchased to use our images in books, magazines and other publications, films and television broadcast, websites, advertising, commercial décor, and any special project you have. Learn more about licensing.

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VMI accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. Credit Card processing and protection are provided by If you wish to pay by check, please contact us to place your order.

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