Photograph and Image Collections


View Selected Images Online

A selection of images from our photograph and postcard collections are available to view online at the Connecticut History Illustrated site (search “Fairfield Museum” to view just our images), and also on our own  “Fairfield Photos” site. Please contact us about reproducing any of the images you find there.

Explore Photographs in the Library

The Library’s collections of historical photographs are prized by researchers and visitors.   Our general photograph collection of well over 1000 images contains photographs of Fairfield places, scenes, and institutions. The portrait collection offers photographs of individuals, starting in the 19th century, organized by family name.

Our collections also include about 600 black-and-white photographs from the Fairfield Citizen-News, covering the years from 1975 to the mid-1990s; family photo albums from the 19th and 20th centuries; postcards showing the changing face of Fairfield’s beaches, gardens, and main streets; and a variety of different local subjects. We have glass slides including The Mabel Osgood Wright Photograph Collection, dauguerreotypes, tintypes, and stereograph cards.