Photographic Rights and Reproductions

Images from the Mercer Museum and Library, and Fonthill Castle collections may be requested for personal use, research purposes, and both commercial and non-commercial forms of publication.


BCHS Rights & Reproductions Policy

Publication Fees

3-dimensional (museum artifacts) & 2-dimensional (library materials)

Non-commercial use: is defined as that which is clearly grounded in not-for-profit or scholarly activities, such as monographs, theses, dissertations, family histories, public exhibitions, personal study needs, etc.

Commercial use: is defined as any material used for a for-profit enterprise, or in any profit making venture, for the purpose of creating, illustrating, advertising, marketing or commemorating a product.

Public Relations use: is defined as any material used by an individual, organization or business which is deemed to have publicity, advertising, or marketing value for the Mercer Museum & Library and Fonthill Castle. *Fees for Public Relations use are negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

The Mercer Museum & Library and Fonthill Castle grants non-exclusive rights for a one-time and one media use only. For more detail about our publication policies, please view our “Publication Rights Agreement Form.”

Type & Run Commercial Rate Non-Commercial Rate
North American Rights, In Text (book, magazine, newspaper, e-book, etc.) $60.00 $40.00
World Wide Rights, In Text (book, magazine, newspaper, e-book, etc.) $90.00 $70.00
Book or Magazine Cover (regardless of print run) $150.00 $150.00
“Other” Publications, *determined on a case-by-case basis (newsletters, calendars, posters, etc.) *Contact Collections Assistant *Contact Collections Assistant
Exhibition, Display, or Presentation (temporary, under 5 years, on-site or web) $50.00 $20.00
Exhibition, Display or Presentation (permanent, 5 years or more, on-site or web) $70.00 $40.00
Public Presentation (lecture, PowerPoint, etc. – on-site or web) $25.00 Waived
Personal Website $30.00 $10.00
Digital Media (documentaries, television, CD/DVD, etc.) $80.00


Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) This fee may be waived if used to promote non-commercial exhibit or event already featuring image. $5.00


Digital Image Fees

3-dimensional (museum artifacts) & 2-dimensional (library materials)

Please Note: The ordering and purchasing of images are for personal study use only and does not convey rights of use.

Please review the “Publication Rights Fee Schedule” for information regarding fees for publications and usage of rights.  All prices are per image and fees are subject to change without notice.  Please allow two weeks for completion of all photo orders. All orders must be pre-paid. Checks can be made out to the BCHS. We also accept Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover. Contact information is below.

Image Services Commercial Rate Non-Commercial Rate
Files of Digital Images (includes both photographic and archival materials that have been previously scanned) Study Quality Digital Image (300 dpi, jpg) – $10.00


Archival Quality Image (600 dpi, tiff) – $15.00

Study Quality Digital Image (300 dpi, jpg) – $5.00


Archival Quality Image (600 dpi, tiff) – $10.00

Digitization Service Fee (Orders requiring the
digitization of 6 or more items will be charged
this additional fee )
Digitization Fee – $15

Digitization Fee – $15

Outsourced Scanning Services (pending estimate from outside party) Outsourcing Fee – $15.00 Outsourcing Fee – $15.00



To order digital images, please contact:

Emma Falcon, Assistant Collections Manager & Digital Services

Mercer Museum & Library and Fonthill Castle

84 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901

215-345-0210 ext. 117

Special Library Research Services


There are 44 rooms in Fonthill including 10 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms and 18 fireplaces. Completed in 1910 Fonthill boasted modern conveniences- 2 dumbwaiters, an Otis elevator, an intercom buzzer system and phones to communicate within the house.

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