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The Photo Store

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(715) 834-7871

Chippewa Valley Museum
PO Box 1204
Eau Claire, WI 54702-1204

1204 E. Half Moon Drive
Eau Claire, WI 54703
(This is NOT a mailing address!)




There are thousands of photographs at the Chippewa Valley Museum. You can see a collection of fan favorites in the Photo Store catalog (PDF file). The prints are numbered and then listed again by number on the form inside the back cover of the catalog. You can also find photos on the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library website. This sample represents about 8% of what is available at CVM. Most of the images on the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library website depict life around Eau Claire, but CVM does have images from throughout the Chippewa Valley. Click here to see examples of our photo collection (opens in a new window).

You will need to schedule an appointment to view photos not shown in the catalog or on the public library website. Contact Liz Reuter, Archivist, at 715-834-7871 or by email at

Reproductions are available in both electronic and print format. Use fees help to offset expenses associated with preserving historic collections. Use of photographs for personal or educational purposes is free. There is a fee for commercial use. To review reproduction and use fees, see the Image Reproduction Price List.

Reproduction of photographs and other images is done by CVM staff upon written order. Most historical photographs found on the L.E.Phillips Public Library website can be ordered. You will need to indicate the Alternative Title, found by clicking on the 'i' (information) icon on the photo image. You can also order any photo you find in the Photo Store catalog.

To place an order, review and sign the Permission Request Form for Use of Images, and fill out the order form (both forms are in the same document file).

Please allow one week for printing, and, if shipped, one week for shipping.

Rush orders may be available for an additional charge. Please consult with the CVM Archivist on all rush orders.

We welcome you to stop by and pick up your prints. If you leave a phone number with your order, we’ll call when it’s ready.

Shipping to any U.S. address is $5 for 1-3 prints, $10 for 4 or more.

For orders of 10 or more of the same size, same print, we offer a 20 percent discount.

Images reproduced from the collections of the Chippewa Valley Museum are for viewing and personal use only.

Possession of an image does not constitute permission to use it. The Chippewa Valley Museum reserves the right to decline permission to publishers or individuals who have not complied with the conditions of use.

Permission for commercial use or any publication, display, or distribution is only granted by written application to the Chippewa Valley Museum.

For more information about rights (or anything else about the Photo Store), call Liz Reuter at the museum at (715) 834-7871 or email us:

Downtown Eau Claire, 1920s


Steamboat at Reed's Landing, 1868

Olga Ventzke pumping gas, 1942

"Show load" of logs


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