However, the scans have been done by myself, and are, along with all of the text not otherwise credited, very much copyrighted material. I usually have no objection to anyone using them for non-profit purposes, but please ask first. I will ask that if you use them on another web site, you at least give me the courtesy of linking to this site.
There are legal issues surrounding copyright that are currently very much under debate in Washington. I recommend this site if you have even a casual interest in reasonable copyright laws in this country.
My policy on sharing pictures is this:
If you’re reposting them to Facebook, that’s fine. Please cite my url as their source, and let me know you’ve done so – I like to read the discussions.
If you’re re-publishing the pictures for a non-profit organization, or a non-profit project, just do it. Feel free. All I ask is that you credit my url – www.nkyviews.com - as the source of the image. If you’re publishing something, I want a copy of it. I don’t ask for the copy to verify you credited by URL, but rather because I get a kick out of seeing the myriad ways in which people use the pictures. If you need me to re-scan images, see below.
If you’re using the pictures for a profit-making venture, I charge $10 each. If you’re gathering a variety of pictures from various sources, i.e. Arcadia Books, I’ve been known to give up my images for free for the images from your project that you elect not to use.
All of the above assumes you can right-click on the image, save it and use it.
If you need me to re-scan the originals to higher resolution images, that’s more complicated, and I charge in most instances. The first thing I need you to do is to tell me which images you’d like. It will delay my response unless you give me the url of the image you want. That is, all of my images have a county name, followed by another county name/number, so, by way of example, a url looks like this: http://www.nkyviews.com/kenton/kenton154.htm. This example is the url for image kenton154, the last piece of the url’s name, and it will seriously expedite your request if you ask for pics based on that county/number. I know that sounds overly complicated but there are 9800+ images on the site, and I've long ago lost my ability to be of use to folks who ask for a copy of “the church.”
In response to your request, I will let you know which ones I can and which ones I can not supply. I own the originals of about 40% of the items you see on my site, and can provide higher resolution images, but for the other 60%, I cannot. In some instances I am able to tell you where the original may be located.
If the above makes me sound like some strict, hard-nosed authoritarian, I assure you that’s not the case, honest.