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Downloadable Images

Through the Picturing America initiative, the NEH strives to create a bridge between the history of our art and the story of our nation. By bringing some of our country’s finest works of art directly to classrooms and providing the educational context for these images, we can open more eyes to the legacy of our great country. The selected Picturing America masterpieces offer unique insights into the character, ideals, and aspirations that have shaped America.

Image Catalog [PDF]
Classroom Photos

Program Works of Art

All 40 Picturing America masterpieces can be viewed online by browsing our Image Gallery, or as a PDF in our Picturing America Image Catalog [PDF]

We are also pleased to provide upon request higher-resolution image files appropriate for media outlets to use in print, broadcast, or online formats.  For files and guidelines regarding correct use, contact the NEH: 

National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Media Relations at

NEH holds no rights of reproduction for Picturing America images. Only images 9-A, 15-B.1, and 18-B may be freely reproduced within the context of print, broadcast, or online media about Picturing America, or any other venue. The user must seek permission to use all others from the vendor noted in the image credits. A full list of image credits is available for download below:

Image Credits [PDF]

National Endowment for The Humanities Logo. Link to the American Library Association.