Hayes Presidential Center Portrait File
The Hayes Presidential Center Portrait Collection contains nearly 3000 images of individuals. Nearly all reflect the institution’s major collecting areas - Rutherford B. Hayes and the Hayes Family, the Gilded Age, Local History and Ohio, and Special Collections. The collection features images in almost every format, including tintypes, albumen prints, cartes de visite, cabinet cards, and lithographs. While many of the images are originals donated to the Hayes Center, others are reprints.
Patrons who visit the Hayes Presidential Center may view an image by requesting the name of the file. Not all are suitable for photo duplication due to copyright and other restrictions.
The Hayes Center welcomes donations of identified images that meet the guidelines of the institution’s collecting policy. Additions are added to the database and the hard copy printout on a periodic basis.