National Register Photographs

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.
A grid 8 X 11 of photographs on the NR Flickr Photostream - a screenshot of Flickr
National Register of Historic Places photograph collection on Flickr

Photographs courtesy of nominating authorities, usually the State Historic Preservation Office

Social Media


The National Register of Historic Places has over a million photographs in our collection. We post photographs to:
  1. Flickr: over 20,000 photographs in our photostream.
    • There is an additional group where anyone can post photographs of properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places
  2. Instagram: Follow us, like us, or just look at the pretty pictures in our collection
  3. Facebook: Most of our posts include photographs
    • Like us or tag us @NationalRegisterNPS
    • Use #NationalRegister and #historicpreservation when talking about NR properties

We have had a a stellar team of interns help with our social media (from teaching us what "tagging" means to running contests posting photographs, answering questions, and everything else). This team included: Karolyn Moore, Kelsey Poblacio, Mary McDonald, Katherine Schroeder.


Copyright

For the National Register Collection: Only the photographs that were taken by federal government employees within the normal course of their duties are in the public domain. Almost none of the photographs in our collection are in the public domain.

Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use, as defined in the copyright laws, requires the written permission of the copyright owners. See our content and copyright page for more information.
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Last updated: June 20, 2019