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The Official Photography of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

  • Silver Gravy Boat
  • Print
  • Fifes and Drums in front of the Capitol
  • man gazing out window
  • Palace gardens
  • Street scene
  • Colt running


The John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library is pleased to announce the availability of Media Collections Online (MCO). MCO is a public-facing webpage that allows users to discover and purchase official photography of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. 

This collection reflects our ongoing study and interpretation of the 18th century and features images that highlight the people, places, and objects from the Rockefeller Library's departments of Archives & Records, Special Collections, Visual Resources, Media Collections, and Museums. Also featured will be select photography from Trend & Tradition Magazine, the Magazine of Colonial Williamsburg. 

Registered users will be able to search the site to download free watermarked low-resolution .jpg images for research or study purposes. Users can also purchase high-resolution, un-watermarked .tiff images for research or personal use. Those wishing to license or publish images will continue to be directed to the Visual Resources Librarian to obtain usage agreement forms and fee schedules.

New photography will be continually be added to the system so please check back often to see what's new to the MCO website! 

To explore MCO, please visit: