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Image Collections

Medical Library Image Collection

The NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine image database includes photographs of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine buildings, people, departments and events. Early images of the original Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Hospital buildings are included. In addition, class pictures from the medical college and nursing school are included. 

The database is available in two portals:

Internal Users: This portal is only available to NYP/WCM affiliates. All of the images in the database, with the exception of patient images that are protected by HIPAA, are included in this portal.

External Users: This portal is open to all users. It contains selected database images from 1771 to 1976. Of special interest are class pictures of the nursing school and medical college, and early images of the hospital and medical college.

Not finding the photographs you seek? Please contact the archives. More images are available offline.

How to Search the Database

Find detailed instructions for searching the database here

How to Order Images

Please use the Photo Order Form for making any duplication requests. The Photo Order Form must be accompanied by the appropriate permissions form (available below), if the reproduced items are being used outside the guidelines of Fair Use (17 U.S.C., Section 107):

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