Historical Photographs

Photograph Ordering Procedure
Photographs must be ordered from the Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History (CBIRH) website.

  • Photos may be searched for by key terms using the search bar on the CBIRH website.
  • If the accession number of the photograph is known, it can be used in the search bar (ex. type 28-3083 in the search bar and the photo showing 9 skiers on Red Mountain will be returned).
    • If the accession number is not known, the photo can be found at the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre and the accession number can be found along with it.
  • Physical copies can be ordered directly on the website with options for glossy/matte, 5x7 or 8x10, and cropping requirements.
  • Digital copies of photos must be ordered over the phone with CBIRH. Their toll-free number is 1-844-550-9150. Their local number is (250) 489-9150

Photo Prices
5x7:   $24.50 ($16.00 plus $8.50 Shipping & Handling)
8x10: $28.50 ($20.00 plus $8.50 Shipping & Handling)

Digital Copy Prices
$30.00 for non-profits (research and information sharing
$50.00 for personal use (home, cabins, personal gifts)
$60.00 for commercial use (hotels, bars, cafes, etc)
$150.00 for use in publications (books, posters, brochures) for the first 1000 copies, $60.00 for every 1000 copies past that

Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History
The CBIRH is a non-profit historical society that is dedicated to furthering the documentation and presentation of this region's history. They partner with small organizations and individuals to develop regional collections of historical material. The Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre (RMDC) is just one organization that partners with CBIRH. RMDC is loaning its photographic collection to CBIRH and they digitize it at no cost to the museum. The proceeds from the photo sales are shared between RMDC and CBIRH. This money helps the museum with operating costs while the CBIRH uses their portion of the sales proceeds to maintain the digital collection, their website, the database, and their day to day operations.

Copyright Information
Condition of Sale and Use of Photographic Prints

  • The prints ordered are solely for research and private study. To use these prints for any other purpose you must contact the Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History and request permission.
  • The user may not reproduce or permit others to reproduce the photographic copy or any facsimile of it. Additional copies must be purchased from the Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History
  • The Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History acts, through the Columbia Basin Image Bank, as agent for a number of institutional and private partners and does not itself own any photographic images.
  • All responsibility for possible copyright infringement and invasion of privacy arising from use of reproductions is assumed by the user

Digital File Agreement
The Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History agrees to provide the applicant with digital file copies of images from the electronic databases of the Columbia Basin Image Bank or from the Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History.

These files will be provided to the following terms:

  • The Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History retains all rights to the supplied files. The applicant agrees that neither the downloaded files nor any copies, either physical or electronic, will be sold, distributed, shared, loaned, exchanged, traded, transferred, transmitted, rented, leased, deposited, or given to any other individual, company or organization, for any reason whatsoever. Any copies created by the applicant, either physical or electronic, must be destroyed at the conclusion of the project.
  • The applicant understands that acquiring these files is for the use as per the applicant's stated purpose [i.e., personal research] and will not be used for any other project without permission.
  • All responsibility for copyright infringement and invasion of privacy arising from use of reproductions is assumed by the user.
  • All files used for publication or display must credit the Columbia Basin Image Bank and the Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre.

Watermarks
All images on the Columbia Basin Institutes website are watermarked. Purchased photos have the watermark removed. The images have a watermark on them to prevent the reproduction or theft of the images without the permission of the Institute. All of the photographs on the Institutes website are the property of the Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History and the partnering museum or society.