The Historic Portfolio

Make money from your old photographs and images

Everyone who joins fotolibra to sell pictures gets an Historic Portfolio to market images taken before 2000 — effectively, all pre-digital images. fotolibra invites you to help form a valuable archive of old pictures taken by generations of family photographers.

Researchers will be able to find a treasure trove of previously unseen images; images that they haven't been able to access until now.

You can upload as many pre-2000 images to your Historic Portfolio as you like, for as long as you like.

  • No upload limit
  • No storage limit
  • No bandwidth restrictions
  • No fees, and 50% commission on sales
  • You always retain your copyright

There are only two things to remember:

  • Images must meet the submission guidelines in fotolibra's User Manual
  • Images must have been taken before January 1st, 2000

Transparencies, slides, negatives, printed material, glass plates — all can be scanned, digitized and uploaded to your Historic Portfolio.

Dates will be vital to enable picture editors and buyers to find images – whether you know the exact day, the month, the year or just the decade, make sure you include it.

Historic Image example

Please note:

  • RIGHTS MANAGED:
    Rights Managed images only — there is no option to make historic images Royalty Free.
  • MODEL RELEASES:
    Model Releases for images taken after 1950 help make a sale, but are not essential.
  • COPYRIGHT:
    You must own the copyright of the historic images uploaded or have the authority of the copyright holder, unless copyright has expired (see the Copyright section of the User Manual).
  • HISTORIC IMAGES:
    This means photographs which were taken before 2000, NOT simply pictures of old things.
  • DATES:
    Every image submitted to the Historic Portfolio must be correctly dated, as accurately as possible.