Tile Heritage Foundation Library, Archives, Photo and Slide Collection


The Tile Heritage Foundation retains all rights to reproduction(s) of images including the right to grant others permission to reproduce the image(s). The applicant may not reproduce or permit others to reproduce the image(s). Additional copies must be purchased from the Tile Heritage Foundation.

Permission for publication is granted for one-time use and only for the expressed purpose described in this contract. Any subsequent use or change in use constitutes reuse and must be applied for in writing to the Tile Heritage Foundation, and appropriate fees paid. Permission is limited to the applicant and is non-transferable. Permission for use is not granted until all fees are paid.

All responsibility for possible copyright infringement, invasion of privacy, and rights of publicity from the use of reproductions is assumed by the applicant.

All reproductions must be credited in a caption or credit as follows: "Courtesy Tile Heritage Foundation." As other credit may be necessary, please check with THF staff. Credits should appear in close proximity to the image or in a special section devoted to credits.

Slides and photographs on loan, used for reproduction, remain the property of the Tile Heritage Foundation and must be returned within 120 days or upon completion of the project described in this contract.

Altering the original photographic image beyond standard cropping or resizing requires further discussion with the Tile Heritage staff. These changes must be indicated in the accompanying caption or label.

The applicant agrees to provide the Tile Heritage Foundation with one copy of the work containing the reproduction.

Revenue generated from public usage of Tile Heritage images, a collection unique in the United States, assists in the conservation and preservation of the collection. Thank you for your support.


All Tile Heritage Foundation photographs and slides are protected by international copyright and are the exclusive property of the Tile Heritage Foundation. These images are not free and are not clip art. They should not be downloaded for any reason. To obtain reproduction rights and prices refer to the appropriate web pages or contact the Tile Heritage Foundation directly.

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyright material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted works. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," the user may be liable for copyright infringement.

The Tile Heritage Foundation reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the copyright law. The granting of permission to publish by the Foundation does not absolve users of materials from securing permission from copyright owners and payment of such additional fees as the owners may require if the Foundation does not own the copyright or if the material is not in the public domain. Applicants assume all responsibility for questions of copyright and invasion of privacy that may arise in copying and in the use made of the photographic copy.

Tile Heritage Foundation, P. O. Box 1850, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: 707 431-8453. Fax: 707 431-8455.