Images of Christopher Columbus and
Selections from the Collections of the Library of Congress
Introduction | Images | Rights & Reproductions | Related Resources
No portrait of Columbus drawn or painted from life is known to
exist. Many images depicting Columbus and his activities, however,
can be found in the Library's collections. The images in this list
were selected to meet requests regularly received by the Library
of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
For a larger images, click on the picture. For full caption/reproduction
information, click on the caption. (This will take you to a catalog
record in the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog; you will need
to use the "back up" function on your browser to return
to this screen.)
The images are presented for educational and research purposes. The Library of Congress is unaware of any restrictions on the use of the images. However, patrons who plan to publish or otherwise distribute any of the images should be aware that determination regarding the appropriate use of an image ultimately rests with the patron. The Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission for use of the images. For further information, see "Copyright and Other Restrictions ... Sources for Information"
Prints of the images may be ordered through Library of Congress Duplication Services
References to additional images on this subject can be found in the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog.
Prepared by: Prints and Photographs Division Staff. Last revised: July 2014.